Letters: Dec. 23, 2002

The Lure of Tolkien's Rings

Good tale telling will prevail, whether set in Middle-earth, Neverland, Oz, a galaxy far, far away, Tara or the house next door. JAMES W. REYNOLDS Boise, Idaho

Fantasy fans love the lord of the Rings trilogy not because the stories are simplistic [MOVIES, Dec. 2]. They, as much as any other work of fiction, tap into the same universal myths as all other literature; they're just decorated in a way that is particularly appealing to us. J.R.R. Tolkien's mythical books are about the universal difficulties of humanity, both the struggles and the pitfalls. We read these...

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