A very christmasy review (Letters from Father Christmas)

Letters review

Hello humans!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! I wish you the best for the year to come and lots of books to brighten your life!

So today I here to talk about a book, yes I am trying a new way of reviewing. I did not had the time to do a lot of comics so I will alternate between comics and written reviews with a drawing 😉 I am currently drawing several comics that I will post bimonthly and maybe do more standalone drawings and written reviews.

Okay enough chits chats!

So the book I wanted to talk about is Letters from Father Christmas by J. R. R. Tolkien.

You guys must know, I am a huge Tolkien fan and throughout December I tried to reread some of his books (and I’m still rereading the Hobbit). I had no idea this book existed until I saw it on the BookDepositery, and I thought it to be quite appropriate for December.

In a nutshell this book is the letter Tolkien wrote to his young children as Father Christmas. Now, you may think it as a simple epistolary novel, but no! It’s Tolkien we are talking about here! In fact the letters are mingling narrators between Father Christmas, the Great Polar Bear and later the elf assistant. I thought that this mix of voices in one letter was an excellent way to give a light and funny tone to them.

Moreover you can actually see them on the letter since they all have different hand writings. The letters are just stunning; I loved the way that Tolkien impersonated his characters through handwriting. There are also a few drawings (which I tried to imitate in style and failed horribly) that come with the letters and give another perspective of Tolkien as an author.

I think anyone should go check it out, even if you don’t like Tolkien because this is quite different from what he normally does even if there are some references to Hobbit or the man on the moon (Roverandom). It was really a cosy December read, great for Christmas! I just adored it!!!

The book is quite short thus the shorter review (HA HA! Yeah that was a laugh). If you have read it I would love to hear your opinion and I will see you for the next review!!! Bye!

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2 réflexions sur “A very christmasy review (Letters from Father Christmas)

  1. Sounds like a cute book. It’s for children? Perhaps I shall seek it out for Christmas. We tried the elf on the shelf tradition by my kids named the elf narkly and always take him down from his watching spot. They don’t want him reporting to Santa. Haha kids. I have wanted a tradition they won’t reject so maybe reading this book together will work. Thanks for another entertaining review!

    J'aime

    • I guess you can consider it a children book because Tolkien wrote these letters for his childrens. Yes reading a book together work! I have a friend who does it with her children, she used « A Christmas Carol » by Dickens you should look it up too 😉

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