Dear me, surely this is the sort of thing we expect from the Daily Malice? But no, it is the Guardian Book Blog. They have a post up encouraging commenters to vent about how much they hate hobbits and elves.
Of course the headline might be the work of an over-enthusiastic sub-editor. Andrew Brown, the author of the piece, appears more interested in encouraging people to dump on the literary skills of Professor Tolkien.
Still, interesting that they didn’t mention dwarves, eh? And goodness only knows what it is the comments. I’m not going to look. There are way too many of them already.
Of course this also shows how easy it is to generate a successful blog post simply by asking readers to vent about something or someone that has been hugely successful.