Along with CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien tends to receive high accolades in Christian and mainstream fantasy circles alike. So I thought it might be interesting to see how familiar avid readers and writers of Christian fantasy are with his works.
I encourage you to vote for all of his books that you’ve read, and also share in the comments about your favorites…especially among his lesser-known tales.
For me, of Tolkien’s more obscure works, Farmer Giles of Ham appealed for the sheer humor (some images remain indelibly printed on my mind, like Farmer Giles with his blunderbuss) and Smith of Wootton Major for its haunting loveliness (it captured the realm of faery in an intriguing way). I also enjoy picking up bits and pieces from The Lost Tales and The Unfinished Tales that enrich the reading experience of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings…but then, I’m the sort of person who also reads the prologues, appendices, author’s notes and so forth.
What about you?