Thursday, October 22, 2009

Booking Through Thursday (Oct 22)

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If you could ask your favorite author (alive or dead) one question … who would you ask, and what would the question be?

Well, I suppose I'd ask J.R.R. Tolkien about his experience writing Lord of the Rings and how all those new languages (Elvish, Dwarvish, Entish, etc) came into being. I mean, the man was a genius. If you've ever read the Appendices in the back of Return of the King, you know what I mean. The detail is just mind boggling. And I suppose after this lengthy discussion, I'd make him sit down and watch all 3 extended editions of Lord of the Rings and ask him how he felt about them. Out of all the authors whose books have turned into film, his opinion is the one I'm most curious about. (Yeah, there's no way I could stick with one question, I want to know everything!)

So now it's your turn. What author would you choose to ask a question? And what would that question be? If you already have a BTT post, feel free to link me!


Amber said...

After watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy, I'm pretty sure his mind would be blown...not just because of how well Peter Jackson was able to capture the spirit of the books but also because he died in the 70s, back when movie make-up and special effects were kind of chintzy.

Anonymous said...

Great questions. It would be great to know what he felt about the movies - and if he would also need to take a break or two during each extended version.

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