The Bookening

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Our heroes discuss the notion of genre apropos Lord of the Rings and fantasy.

Show Notes

This is a very simple episode on the notion of how we approach genre, which may have ramifications for how we think through our year of Tolkien. The question is, do you approach a genre piece (like Lord of the Rings) as a work of fiction, holding it to all the standards thereby supposed? Or do you approach it as a genre piece? Do some people do one and some people do the other? Who is right? What does it all mean? Has the way people approach the fantasy genre changed?

Brandon couldn't make it to this recording session which was sad, and hopefully very unusual. But this is what we worked through. Enjoy.

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What is The Bookening?

3 guys—a pastor, a scholar, and their gleeful provocateur—discuss the great books. We take God and literature seriously—but the second one not overly so.