It's funny how certain aspects of books you read when you were younger seem to disappear from memory, while others are still clear in your mind. For some reason I remember the battles in The Hobbit as being a lot more complex. In reality, Tolkein didn't spend much time describing the action. He actually concentrates more on the travelogue details of Bilbo's journey than on the exciting stuff. Oh well, another bedtime story book read. I'd read my son Bukowski, but I think my wife would frown on that. So, onto The Wizard of Oz.