May 31, Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies rated it it was ok Never have I been so sad to give a low rating to such a revered book. I can't tell you how sorry I am. Again, I'm so sorry, but I found this book unbelievably dull. I really am so, so sorry.
Fantasy July 29, The Lord of the Rings is the paragon of fantasy literature. Written in by professor of linguistics J. Tolkien, it is a high-fantasy epic that is one of the most recognizable works of fantasy in the world—something that the recent Academy Award-winning film series did much to cement in popular culture.
I saw the movies before reading the series and I think this did much to set my expectations up for an entirely different type of story-telling.
My journey along with Frodo was excellent on this go around. First, as many have already said, the richness of the world Tolkien created is just stunning. Much of the book is devoted to telling the history of the places Frodo and his companions journey through and the people they encounter.
Everything in Middle Earth has a story. Nowhere was this more the case than during his descriptions of hobbits in the Fellowship of the Ring. In general, I enjoyed most the parts of the story centered on the Hobbits.
Second, I found that I enjoyed the use of magic and the supernatural in these books more than I have in almost any other. I dislike when magic is too straightforward.
Just say a latin word and wave a wand and anything you want might happen. I like that in LOTR magic is a bit mysterious. Certain characters obviously can use it—Tom Bombadil, Gandalf, Aragorn, Elrond, even Sauron—but their use of it takes more from them than a few words.
Gandalf and Bombadil describe themselves as being drained after performing large magical acts. Finally, I found certain characters or relationships to be pleasing on a very deep level.
Everything about Treebeard and the Ents in general is simply wonderful. Stumbling upon Treebeard with Merry and Pippin was one of my favorite moments in the book and, I think, one of the places in which the movie truly got it wrong.
Speaking of Merry and Pippin, their friendship was another highlight. I also quite enjoyed the friendship between Gimli and Legolas. And, obviously, Eowyn sticks out as a lovely, strong character. Her fight with the witch king of Angmar is the highlight of the Battle of Pelennor Fields.
Everything happens so quickly and in such overview. Even the moment of the destruction of the ring passed so quickly I felt amazed.
In general, I found the books becoming less enjoyable to read as they neared the climax of the plot. The scope of the plot gets wider, encompassing more and more characters, and individual detail often falls into obscurity.Jul 13, · In this week’s issue, Lauren Christensen, an editor at the Book Review, revisits the languages of J.R.R.
Tolkien’s ashio-midori.com his review of “The Fellowship of the Ring,” W.H. The Lord of the Rings is an epic high fantasy novel written by English author and scholar J. R. R. Tolkien. The story began as a sequel to Tolkien's fantasy novel The Hobbit, but eventually developed into a much larger work.
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Tolkien, it is a high-fantasy epic that is one of the most recognizable works of fantasy in the world–something that the recent Academy Award-winning film .
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What makes the Lord of the Rings movie and book series so popular and successful? Ask New Question. Still have a . Jun 24, · Read Common Sense Media's The Fellowship of the Ring review, age rating, and parents guide.
Book review by. Mark Nichol, Common Sense Media. Common Sense says. Since the Lord of the Rings trilogy is an excellent example of a Hero's Journey (thought up before Joseph Campbell ever named it that), it's worth looking up why.
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