But it made me think of why I love the movie so much (don't know the answer to that right now) and that made me think about why I love the book so much (don't know the answer to that right now, either). Tolkien was not a great writer and he uses semicolons more than any other writer ever with the possible exception of Marcel Proust . . . ah, Proust . . . sigh . . . and while the theme is a timeless one, it's been done before.
What is it about Tolkien and his world that captivates? And what aspects of that foster obsession?
*gets off chair, looks around for anyone*