shirewisdom
The Two Towers in Russian. Somehow “Sauron” got translated as “Squid-legged-eyeball.” The bowlegged guy with the antennae wielding the spear and sword is one of the more perplexing things I’ve ever seen on the cover of a book. And Tolkien looks like a hardboiled detective from the fifties firing up a cigarette with his Zippo lighter. If somebody had given me this book when I was a kid I would have used it prop up my tippy desk.

The Two Towers in Russian. Somehow “Sauron” got translated as “Squid-legged-eyeball.” The bowlegged guy with the antennae wielding the spear and sword is one of the more perplexing things I’ve ever seen on the cover of a book. And Tolkien looks like a hardboiled detective from the fifties firing up a cigarette with his Zippo lighter. If somebody had given me this book when I was a kid I would have used it prop up my tippy desk.

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