Tolkien Reads from The Hobbit

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“Sixty-year-old Tolkien reads from The Hobbit, doing a magnificent impression of Gollum in the ancient accent he so loved.” 

Crime Author Sentenced to Death in China

Liu Yongbiao is an acclaimed crime novelist in China. He and another man killed four people 23 years ago, and Liu used the memory of the murders to write a novel. How crazy is that! Because of new DNA testing, investigators were finally able to trace the murders to the novelist, and he and his accomplice were sentenced to death.

The memories weighed on Liu and he said that they were “so cruel” he deserved to “die 100 times” for committing them. Read the full story on Newsweek.