Two decades ago, our blind optimism dissolved as the real world fell into war. ‘Lord of the Rings’ became the ultimate millennial comfort viewing: a fantasy world in which the good guys actually win
‘Disney better not screw this up,’ I thought. We all know what happened next. Of course, there was an easy fix all along.
For all we know, the dude wasn’t even a wizard — just high as the tower of Isengard
They’ve had an outsized influence on Disney’s $70 billion franchise — so why don’t the ‘Star Wars’ novels get more fanfare?