'Hobbit' Actor Billy Connolly Says Tolkien's Books Are 'Unreadable'
Scottish actor Billy Connolly is playing Dain Ironfoot in the upcoming film adaptation of The Hobbit. But he's not exactly a huge fan of the source material.
Of JRR Tolkien's books, Connolly told Vulture:
"I could never read Tolkien. I always found him unreadable … I didn't read [the books], and I normally don't like people who have! The people who love it, they're kind of scary. They talk all this gobbledygook and they think of it as the Holy Grail."
There's more at the link, but lest you think he's completely disagreeable, he does say that the script and Martin Freeman, who's portraying Bilbo Baggins, are "brilliant."
What do you think? Is Tolkien overrated? Is he a slog to get through? Or is Connolly off base?
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