Sam, Frodo, and Gollum head into Mordor to traverse the high path and battle the fearsome spider Shelob this week as Luke & James finish out The Two Towers, part two of The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien.
Topics: The unique relationship between Frodo & Sam, the trustworthiness of Faramir, Oliphaunts vs elephants, a potential influence for Patrick Rothfuss, the “Shadow of Mordor” video game, the purpose of chapter titles, the heart of Sméagol, fantasy races as allegories for real racial relations, Shelob’s legacy, ending on a cliffhanger, and which they book they preferred, Two Towers or Fellowship of the Ring.
CH 3: The Black Gate is Closed
CH 4: Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit
CH 5: The Window on the West
CH 6: The Forbidden Pool
CH 7: Journey to the Cross-Roads
CH 8: The Stairs of Cirith Ungol
CH 9: Shelob’s Lair
CH 10: The Choices of Master Samwise
Join them next week for their coverage of Peter Jackson's 2002 film!
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