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The books are a little slow - but by gawd they race along compared with some of his others! The Silmarillion for example takes tedious to new levels...
And it's a good story: the films help it along by using the spectacular NZ scenery as a backdrop.
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952)
Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
Nope, I'm explicitly stating the world cup doodle is. As is everything to do with the Worlds Cup, withe the possible exception of the women the cameramen find in the crowds. Especially in the Brazil games.
The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.
This is the life we chose, the life we lead...
And there is only one guarantee: None of us will see heaven.
From the movie Road to Perdition. Never seen it.
A (Canadian) death metal band (Kataklysm) uses it as the intro to their Serenity In Fire album.
One of my favourite albums when I was about 17 years old