Christopher Tolkien just released a version of the tale of the fall of Hurin's children that J.R.R. wrote many decades before. Many compare it to Macbeth, and some say Christopher finally let the work of J.R.R. speak for itself. I, for one, think it's worth a read if you love tragedies.
I'll wager that anyone who enjoys Tolkien, epic mythology, or Shakespearean tragedy should love this book. Had I read this link an hour ago I'd have been reading it now. But the book will be in my hands tomorrow.
On a side note, it looks like New Line Cinema is trying to get the rights to bring it to the big screen as well. The Tolkien estate currently has rejected the offer on the grounds of simply trying to get the book out there first. I think that's a good economic and common sense move on their part. It would have probably tarnished the work if the general viewing audience didn't have a chance to get the literary version of the story first.
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