Originally Posted by con
however the degree of the criticism that was unveiled in this review is the comments of a man who obviously fails to grasp the delights a fairy tale like story can induce in a person young or old especially in the fantasy jonra.this is a man who didnt even enjoy the hobbit!!
Well, no, not really. Moorcock values the original fairy tales as well as several modern handlings of similar material, and has written some solid praise of each at various times (there are several such comments in the course of this article, as a matter of fact). It has nothing to do with not being able to appreciate such tales, but rather with the problems he sees with Tolkien's style in particular, and even more with the ideology which informs the narrative voice in Tolkien's work.