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comment by OftenBen

I've written less than you but I believe the phrase 'People write what they know' is more of a truism than not. How could he not incorporate elements from his world into his creation?

kleinbl00  ·  326 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Absolutely. Nonetheless, it took the triviality of LoTR down a few notches for me. The runup to WWII was a lot more nuanced than we, as postwar Americans, have learned.