Glad to see it isn't just me who thinks "hey tolkien's rings cool and all but there are so many others just as good and some better". I think when they make a ruin mist movie they'll be saying the same types of things about mr stanek as they do about tolkien.
You can't compare any other author to Tolkien? People compare authors to Tolkien all the time. atmo has it right: Tolkien's very good but there are so many others equally as good or better. To me Stanek is better.