Series: The Lord of the Rings

Book Review: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Review: The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

Wow. I can’t really believe I finished reading it. Granted, some of the appendices I skipped. But I mean, why would I read about the family trees, calendars, pronunciations? Heh, Tolkien was a bit optimistic about his readers there, but they’re not called appendices for nothing. Once again, the first half, Book 5, was amazing. It slowed down with Frodo and Sam. Really, though it was only three chapters, it felt like ages, because all they were doing was walking among the rocks and thorns. But anyway. I don’t know, I really enjoyed it. Surprisingly so. I think it might be in some part due […]

Posted August 13, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Review: The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

Quite a bit better than The Fellowship of the Ring. I just enjoyed it a lot more, despite the fact that it took me like 3 times longer to read. But hey, whatever, it’s vacation, there’s no rush. While I didn’t remember the movie version of The Two Towers being better than the movie version of the Fellowship, I felt like the book improved rapidly. The pacing was better: there was more action, less descriptive setting sections (they were still there, but notably less). I think what helped here is that Tolkien put all his effort into building up the world in the Fellowship, which […]

Posted August 10, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Book Review: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Oh hello there. Do not judge me for never having read this before. I feel guilty enough as it is. But here I am, reading the most classic fantasy series ever. I tried multiple times before to get into it but each time lost interest. Not this time. I found it surprisingly easy to read, while I had struggled with the prose before. And, not to toot my own horn, I feel like that shows personal growth in a way, since I’ve been reading so much lately. As far as The Lord of the Rings goes, it’s such an epic story. As a fantasy lover, […]

Posted July 28, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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