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Fellowship of the Book: T. M. Doran's Toward the Gleam (Review)

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Christmas is upon us, and Peter Jackson's new Hobbit movie has recently premiered, which reminds me of a great book I've been meaning to recommend. Anyone looking for a Christmas gift for fans of Tolkien's tales of Middle Earth should take a look at T. M. Doran's novel, Toward the Gleam (from Ignatius Press , available in hardback, ereader, and audio editions; get the Kindle version from Amazon .) It is both an homage to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and a gripping tale in its own right. The makers of the book's trailer definitely wanted to draw attention to the connection between Doran's novel and Tolkien's. The cover art design for the book should also remind readers of LOTR. Toward the Gleam 's cover was designed by John Herreid and executed by a wonderful Catholic artist, Daniel Mitsui . You can see that it incorporates some of the design elements from the well-known covers of the 1986 Houghton Mifflin edition (below), such as the r

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

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Those of you who like reading Catholic blogs of whatever sort should take a look at Sunday Snippets -- A Catholic Carnival, on the blog This, That, and the Other Thing, by another Catholic book blogger, RAnn. There you'll find a round-up of the week's posts from a variety of Catholic bloggers. I've already found a new one I like, TV for Catholics.

This past week I posted On Film Adaptations of Beloved Works of Literature and announced that you can now subscribe to this blog on Kindle, but then I collapsed under a terrific head cold. Unfortunately, when I can't breathe, I can't think either, so that was all the writing I did for the week. I'm glad to be breathing pretty freely today and back in the saddle!

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    1. Thank you, Victor! My brain is now reasonably well oxygenated and teeming with ideas for posts. We'll see what time allows ...

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