The Bookening

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The Bookening discuses Gollum and riddles in the dark in The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien.

Show Notes

Well, friends, here in another episode of The Bookening on The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. In this one we get a suprsing amount of discussion out of a simple question: was Tolkien a racist? Yes, kind of, but how should that affect your enjoyment of the story?

Also, why recount every riddle in the dark? What is the power of the cave section? That's what our heroes talk about in this episode! Yay! The Hobbit Part 3 next week!

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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.