Michael Coren is also the author of biographies of G. K. Chesterton, H. G. Wells, C. S. Lewis, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He is a radio and television broadcaster and syndicated columnist based in Toronto.
The book in one sentence: A biography of J. R. R. Tolkien, author of only the most amazing work of fiction, The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Who would you recommend it to: Everybody. I’m serious. Well, everybody who knows Tolkien.
Best bits: About his loving relationship with his wife, Edith, and his time at Oxford. And also about his friendship with C. S. Lewis.
Boring bits: None. Even the chapter about his parents is quite interesting.
Verdict: An excellent read for a biography. It is neither too long nor too short. I like the fact that the photos were scattered throughout the book instead of the typical format of placing all photos in the centre of a book, it makes the book seems short and not so tedious to read. I’m so glad I bought this, and only for RM10!