We must save JRR Tolkien from Jeff Bezos

The scouring of the Shire is the most beloved part of The Lord of the Rings for many lovers of Tolkien. A coda to the novel’s main story, where the hobbits who defeated Sauron now have to take back the very thing they went to war to protect, their home, the Shire.

JRR Tolkien was a “High Tory”, who loved tradition and loved humanity, and hated the powers of industrialisation and commercialisation he saw overrunning the world. What a shame it is then that his great myth has been sold out to Amazon, and Jeff “Sharkey” Bezos.

Maybe it’s time for those who are his fans to scour JRR Tolkien of those turning his work into a corporate entertainment franchise.

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Published by Damien Walter

Writer and storyteller. Contributor to The Guardian, Independent, BBC, Wired, Buzzfeed and Aeon magazine. Special forces librarian (retired). Teaches the Rhetoric of Story to over 35,000 students worldwide.


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