Friday, 21 August 2009

Don't believe the hype

Unbeknown to me, DS9 has been reading Tolkien's "The Hobbit" at school. (To be precise, he actually read the book "Hobbitten", because he read it in Danish.)

I've never read any Tolkien myself - that was something the clever, nerdy boys in my class did. So when the "Lord of the Rings" films were made, I watched them - thinking that it would somehow make up for my lack of intellectual reading. Watched them all, and still couldn't understand what all the hoo ha was about. Is there something I'm missing?

DS9 wrote a review of the book as a Danish assignment. I was looking forward to seeing what he wrote - hoping for some insight - as he is rather nerdy himself. Nose-in-a-book type and loves anything to do with dragons, orks and Warcraft stuff in general. When he went to nursery, he used to take a Sudoku book when it was 'bring your own toy day'. And when all the other 4 and 5 year olds were mad about pirates and Spiderman, he wanted the nursery teachers to explain the solar system to him...

Here's the plot according to DS9: "De går kun hen for at hente en ring."

Which - roughly translated - means, "They're just looking for a ring."

Ahhhh...that's my boy! :)

1 comment:

Helen said...

true signs of intelligence! :)