‘The road goes ever on and on….’

Out from the door where it began:

This week over at the Fantasy Review Barn Nathan is taking us Tough Travelling looking at the tropes of fantasy.  This week the topic up for discussion is:

The Well Travelled Road:

(This is a scheduled post so I may not be linked up over at the FRB  – also, I don’t have the blurb so I’m taking this title to mean exactly what it says and not be all cryptic!)

  1. I have to go there – Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien.  It would be frankly unforgivable to not include this book in this post!
  2. The Road by Cormac McCarthy – yes, this is a bit dark and rather gloomy to be frank.  But…  Apocalyptic fantasy and definitely worth a read.
  3. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams – not fantasy but who cares – this really is a road trip, of sorts, kind of …well, there is plenty of travelling so I think it counts.
  4. A Game of Thrones GRR Martin – I’m thinking of Daenerys Targaryen when she leads her people (or what’s left of them) to try and reclaim her crown.

And, finally – I still had to go there – a clue ‘lions and tigers and bears, oh my’

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14 Responses to “‘The road goes ever on and on….’”

  1. Joey @ thoughts and afterthoughts

    The title to this post just reminded me of the LOTR musical and the titular song “The Road Goes On” LOL. Now I must go listen to it.

  2. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Oh yes, the Hobbit! “There and back again”… πŸ™‚

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think I had the wrong notion with this one – should probably have been naming specific roads – oops
      Lynn πŸ˜€

  3. DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape)

    Creative pick with The Hitchhiker’s Guide! I think that’s the best one this week πŸ™‚

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – I do think I probably had the wrong idea with this theme but.. oh well.
      Lynn πŸ˜€

  4. jessicabookworm

    I took this topic literally and named roads πŸ™‚ I still got Lord of the Rings, A Song of Ice and Fire and The Wonderful Wizard if Oz though.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I think I had the wrong end of the stick for this one – oops!
      Lynn πŸ˜€

  5. proxyfish

    Of course you have to include Lord of the Rings! πŸ˜€

  6. Carmen

    All good choices, Lynn.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – although I think I had the wrong idea with this week’s theme!
      Lynn πŸ˜€

  7. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide is a perfect choice, indeed. Should we celebrate it with some Vogon poetry? πŸ˜‰

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