Your team of local editors weighs in on their favorite books from the past year.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Editor's Note: The following is part of a special "end-of-the-year" series in which local editors from your nearby Patch towns highlight their favorites in various topics. Jeff Sullivan - Editor, Mansfield Patch "Death of Kings" by Bernard Cornwell. If you want historical fiction, Cornwell is one of the greatest writers of all time. You thought Stephen King wrote a lot? Cornwell has written 53 books since 1981. King has written 55 since he started writing professionally since the 1970s. Anyway, the book is about the death of King Alfred the Great during the Danish invasion of England circa 899 AD. You might ask why care about Alfred, well, any town with the name "-borough" after it owes its monicker to him. He started building "Burhs," …
Before the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, there was another Unexpected Journey. Find Burlington showtimes and ticket information for "The Hobbit," which opens on Friday.
Before Frodo and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, there was another epic tale from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle Earth. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", the first in the three-part series, opens Dec. 14 and it's not too soon to figure out where you'll watch. According to IMDB.com, the movie traces the story of "a curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, (who) journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug." The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, official trailer The fantasy film based in a land of elves, wizards and hobbits starts with midnight showings tonight, with its "official" opening on Dec. 14. The closest cinema that will have the midnight showing will be at the AMC in…