#16: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Woops! Got a little behind on posting this week. Busy busy. I imagine the mass majority of people know The Lord of the Rings story, be it from the book or movie, so I won’t waste time delving into it here. I never really loved the LOTR movie trilogy (I’m not an action film kind of girl), but I did rather enjoy reading the book.

Tolkien is an incredibly descriptive writer. Sometimes I loved the description and other times I just wanted to get on with the novel. I still preferred his writing over some other descriptive writers (looking at you, Steinbeck…). The description felt necessary considering the novel takes place in a fictional universe, rather than seeming like a bunch of fluff. As with any book-made-into-movie there are certainly a number of things left out from the film, but overall the film is a pretty good replication of the book (besides leaving out Tom Bombadil – WHY?) – I still would suggest reading it if you get the chance.

I have little more to say for now and seeing as it is a trilogy, I plan to write more about all of the books once I finish The Return of the King.

Next up, The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien…

 

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