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Could The Silmarillion Be The Next Game Of Thrones?


The Hobbit movies weren’t that great. I don’t think anybody’s going to argue about that too much. After all, a less than 200 page book turned into three very, very long movies, with lots and lots of added fuff that destroyed the story. But the movies did very well, and had their good moments, and we…

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

1 Comment

  1. shawnzeppi
    June 28, 2015 at 9:55 PM — Reply

    I would be interested in such an adaptation, and there are so many Tolkien fans, it would make money as long as it was at least marginally done well. Agreed, its too complicated and disjointed to tell the stories just as written, but to use it as the background for a storyline would be interesting. If it were too expensive, it could be done using animation, like Star Wars Clone Wars.

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