February 11, 2008

Gratuitous Domestic Posting (TM) - Book At Bedtime Division

The good news: I've got the eldest Llama-ette hooked into The Hobbit. We finished the first chapter last evening and it looks. like. we. might. go. all. the. way!

The bad news: That's thirteen different dwarves, a hobbit and a wizard to try and voice, not to mention the various ancillary characters that come and go. What a challenge! (The trolls will be easy enough - straight cockney - and Gollum is a gimme, but how the blazes does one keep Bifur, Bofur and Bombur straight? The bit where they and their friends all show up at Bilbo's door in batches is brutal.)

For Bilbo, I'm doing a kind of Roddy McDowall riff, while my Gandalf keeps edging (for some odd reason) toward Leo McKern. Unfortunately, my Thorin keeps mutating into Grumpy from Snow White, which, of course, is all wrong.

Posted by Robert at February 11, 2008 10:05 AM | TrackBack