The Book of Frodo

Author: DrummerWench

Nominator: Kara's Aunty

2011 Award Category: Humor: Comedy/Drama

Story Type: Story  ✧  Length: Ficlet

Rating: General  ✧  Reason for Rating: N/A

Summary: A bit of Frodo's story rendered in King James Version English.

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Reviewed by: Antane  ✧  Score: 4

I do love this little series, especially the 1st and 3rd for the endings of both - Frodo's words in the first so much like the Virgin Mary's acceptance of her vocation at the Annunciation and the pity he speaks and gives in the 3rd. The language is so neat. I would love for the whole done this way, or at the very least Mount Doom and the Grey Havens, and that moment at the Council when the Holy Spirit stirs Frodo's heart to say he will take the Ring. Please? Pretty please?

Author response: Thanks, Antane, for reading and reviewing my little rendition; also, for your kind words on the others my brother did. Can't say when the mood will strike again, but ... you never know!

Reviewed by: Virtuella  ✧  Score: 3

Dear DrummerWench, I found this most amusing. You (and your esteemed brother) have hit the biblical tone really well, it seems authentic and is yet comical, especially the arbitrary verse numbers and the overuse of the word "even." Well done, this made me grin.

Author response: Thank you, Virtualla! I'm so glad you found it amusing. When one spends ones childhood steeped in the KJV, this is what happens!

Reviewed by: Kara's Aunty  ✧  Score: 3

[Therefore the prophet Gandalf girded his loins] *sniggers* I can't tell you how pervy that sounds. I haven't the foggiest what it's supposed to mean, though. Does it mean he's interfering with himself? *blushes, then cackles* Oh, how it made me laugh, whatever it means (I'll Google it later) ... Loved the form of this. So dry, so witty, so concise and clever. A great little read and incredibly funny, too!

Author response: Thanks, Kara's Aunty, both for the nomination and for the review! Uh, nothing pervy here! Just Biblical language about preparing for a journey--honest!

Reviewed by: Adonnen Estenniel  ✧  Score: 3

This is excellent! Anyone who has ever read the King James Bible will immediately find amusement in this parody. The language is very King Jamesian, and the piece's overall effect is simply marvelous.

Author response: I'm glad you enjoyed the KJV language, Adonnen! Thanks so much for your review; I really appreciate it.