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From Afar

lubartow - 17 Feb 08 - 12:39 PM

Ch. 5: The English Patient

I just read Chapter Five and I have a question.  I don't think you (personally) are torturing Boromir - as some of your readers have accused, and actually he's still being treated better than the prisoners of Sauron or Morgoth!  But I don't understand why Morgan has not attempted to contact him?  Otherwise the story is quite believable in our paranoid age.

(Also I have what Tolken would call a "niggling" comment - I don't think Boromir could have thought he was being punished for his sins because to the best of my recollection there was no concept of "sin" in the Christian sense in middle earth.)

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From Afar

Elfhild - 17 Feb 08 - 3:54 PM

Ch. 5: The English Patient

This is an excellent story of culture/time shock. It's both very amusing, but yet at the same time, quite grim. If it had been a weaker man than Boromir who found himself in this situation, he probably really WOULD have gone crazy by now. Your depiction of a man from another time suddenly transplanted to today's world is very realistic. If he doesn't play his cards just right, the poor son of the Steward might soon find himself on the FBI's Most Wanted list and on the run from government agents who suspect him of terrorism.

I wonder why Boromir has found himself in the 21st century, however; whether he is there for some greater purpose, or if it is only the vagaries of time and space.

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