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“Hello agent John, it’s client Dan,” commented the pecunious scribbler. “I’m worried about new book Inferno. I think critics are going to say it’s badly written.”
The voice at the other end of the line gave a sigh, like a mighty oak toppling into a great river, or something else that didn’t sound like a sigh if you gave it a moment’s thought. “Who cares what the stupid critics say?” advised the literary agent. “They’re just snobs. You have millions of fans.”
That’s true, mused the accomplished composer of thrillers that combined religion, high culture and conspiracy theories. His books were read by everyone from renowned politician President Obama to renowned musician Britney Spears. It was said that a copy of The Da Vinci Code had even found its way into the hands of renowned monarch the Queen. He was grateful for his good fortune, and gave thanks every night in his prayers to renowned deity God.
J. R. R. Tolkien, as quoted by Periannath.com in their brilliant piece: Why Doesn’t Frodo Just Ride An Eagle To Mount Doom?
It’s the question of our time, really.
[via this isn’t happiness]
In breaking news: there is an English version of a history book about Zelda.
Update:A source with knowledge of the book says, “it’s not as good as you want it to be.”
Stunning James Bond book covers by Michael Gillette, featuring classic Bond Girls such as Vesper Lynd, Honey Rider and Tracy Bond in vintage pinup form. This was released for Ian Fleming’s 100th birthday in 2008 in a (tragically) limited run by Penguin.