Classics in the genre, J.R.R Tolkien s definitive three book epic, the Lord of the Rings encompassing The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King , and its charming precursor, The Hobbit That many if not most fantasy works are in some way derivative of Tolkien is understood, but the influence of the Lord of the Rings is so universal that eveClassics in the genre, J.R.R Tolkien s definitive three book epic, the Lord of the Rings encompassing The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King , and its charming precursor, The Hobbit That many if not most fantasy works are in some way derivative of Tolkien is understood, but the influence of the Lord of the Rings is so universal that everybody from George Lucas to Led Zeppelin has appropriated it for one purpose or another.Not just revolutionary because it was groundbreaking, the Lord of the Rings is timeless because it s the product of a truly top shelf mind Tolkien was a distinguished linguist and Oxford scholar of dead languages, with strong ideas about the importance of myth and story and a deep appreciation of nature His epic, 10 years in the making, recounts the Great War of the Ring and the closing of Middle Earth s Third Age, a time when magic begins to fade from the world and men rise to dominance Tolkien carefully details this transition with tremendous skill and love, creating in the Lord of the Rings a universal and all embracing tale, a justly celebrated classic.
The Lord of the Rings Classics in the genre J R R Tolkien s definitive three book epic the Lord of the Rings encompassing The Fellowship of the Ring The Two Towers and The Return of the King and its charming precurso
not a review and there probably won t be one any time soon i also won t be climbing Mount Everest in the near future but here are some cool illustrations that i found and want to share.World of the Ring by Jian Guo
Twenty five years ago I d have given The Lord of the Rings my highest possible praise I came to Tolkien s masterpiece on my own, and that meant much to me at twelve The only books that had been reached by me alone were books on mythology and horror Everything else I read, from DH Lawrence to Hemingway to Dickens to Shakespeare and this also included Dracula and Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde because they were true classics , was suggested and sanctioned by my mother for which I will always owe her deepl [...]
Considering that The Lord of the Rings is one of the most popular books of the last century, it s surprising to see how few reviews there are here I get the impression that many people feel guilty about liking it It s a phase you go through, and the less said about it, the better I think this is unfair to the book, which, I am prepared to argue, is a whole lot better than it s generally made out to be I don t think its huge success is just evidence that people have no taste It s something that c [...]
Look at thisss, hobbitses Not bought at flea market for ten francses Catalogue says worth seven hundred dollarses Oh yes, Not knows about bookses, gollum But can t touch, can t read, she says too valuable Going to eat fish instead, but nice birthday present, oh yes precious.
Three Rings for the Elven kings under the sky,Seven for the Dwarf lords in their halls of stone,Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,One for the Dark Lord on his dark throneIn the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,One Ring to bring them all And in the darkness bind themIn the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.Three thousand years after the defeat of the Dark Lord Sauron before the slopes of Mount Doom, a magic ring falls into the care of Frodo [...]
The true source of the fantasy fiction drama Tolkien has spawned so many fantasy writers since The Lord Of The Rings went into print I love all the earlier ones too like Verne and Carrol and CS Lewis but The Hobbit and The Lord Of The Rings its like an institution Who else, besides me, has the notion that the real hero in the Lord Of The Rings story is Sam Sam is the typical accidental hero He is the girl or boy next door, the ordinary folk Sam is you and me and represents the courage we all hav [...]
Authors who inspire a movement are usually misunderstood, especially by those they have inspired, and Tolkien is no exception, but one of the biggest misconceptions about Tolkien is the idea that he is somehow an innovator of fantasy He did add a number of techniques to the repertoire of epic fantasy writers, and these have been dutifully followed by his many imitators, but for the most part, these techniques are little than bad habits.Many have called Tolkien by such epithets as The Father of [...]
The Fellowship of the Ring begins with the Shire and winds its way through the barren lands that lie on the way to Mordor I tried to read this part of the book once, but DNF it then Then I picked up the trilogy bound in one volume and went through it fairly steadily.I ve read that Tolkien wasn t as original as first claimed There is a book called The Broken Sword that has parallels with LotR Nevertheless Tolkien take on traditional myths was unique and groundbreaking The Eddas, the Welsh myths, [...]
One of the greatest trilogies of all time and certainly the measuring stick to which all subsequent fantasy style writing is compared, The Lord of the Rings trilogy still stands at the top of the stack Its realism, the characters and monsters, the storyline, the epic battles, and the quest motif are all drawn with incredible care by Tolkien in his chef d oeuvre My favorite was The Two Towers but all three are absolutely stunning It has been a few decades since I read them so perhaps this year I [...]
I ve been trying to write a review of this for over six months now, but all that seems to come out is something like this Well, the ring is my copy of the book Maybe one day I will actually manage to write a serious review of this masterpiece But for now though, I think you get how I feel And this here just made me laugh
I decided to read a one book edition of the classic, just the way it was written I will however split my discussion between three parts of it I need to mention that I will not bother hiding any spoilers as I have trouble believing any modern person living in civilized enough parts of the world to have internet access has not read this one or at least has not seen the movies which for all their faults were decent, but I am not talking about that abomination called the movie version of The Hobbit. [...]
I read Lord of the Rings first when I was about eleven or so, and then stayed up all night at a hip boy girl party in the bathroom with Nathan O talking about ents and elves and whether Tom Bombadil was God Yes, I was a geeky child However, all these years later, the story has stuck with me First a warning Don t read Tolkien if you don t appreciate true omnicient narrator style epics Tolkien isn t a master character builder he leaves all that to the reader s imagination The agony in the Aragorn [...]
Save time watch the movies This book can appeal only to a linguist The underlying story is great, but it is buried under an avalance of horribly annoying songs and poems that do nothing to advance the story They just take up space I diligently read every last one, hoping that they held some deep meaning in relation to the story, but if there is one, it is so obscure that it serves no purpose Also, the book is all about walking Yes, I know they are on an epic quest, and there has to be soul searc [...]
The BBC Big Read says it s the 1 novel ever, beating out the likes of Pride Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and Harry Potter Who am I to argue, it certainly was my first and favorite in the realm of fantasy literature As an adult I ve come to appreciate the traditional novel s , from writers like the Bronte s, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and others But the mysterious and magical land and inhabitants of Middle Earth will always have a welcome spot in my heart and mind.
When a book defines a genreThere is nothing you can say any,That will add or detract from the volumes and volumesOf all that has been said before So a book review I m not attempting,Though the GR site is sorely tempting Just paying my respects from the bottom of my heartAnd raising my hat to the Master of the Art.
This is the entire, epic Lord of the Rings trilogy Tolkien created an imaginative and incredibly detailed world with an unforgettable struggle between good and evil, played out on so many different levels, and in different ways with various characters It s not necessarily an easy read Tolkien can get a little dry at times but there s so much richness and depth to it sigh I really need to reread this sometime soon
I became horrifically lazy towards the end of the LOTR re read which was undertaken as part of my month of the kitten squisher and neglected to review the final two books which together make up The Return of the King Not so much resting on my laurels as stretching out full length and having a big old snooze right on top of them But you ve all seen the film by now right So no need to continueKidding, kidding and I ve now put this review in the correct order so the newest bits are at the bottom TH [...]
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Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I clutched at books Richard Wright, Black BoyIf you want a purely enraptured detailing all of and only of love provoked by these pages, look elsewhere If you desire an analysis of the fundamental roots of fantasy and how this book fits in within the wider scope of the literary genre, it is not here If you crave a complete and utter breakdown of all the faults this novel begets on the larger realm of reality, you will be unsatisfied I h [...]
I was forced to read this book Each member of my first book club had an opportunity to choose the book we read When one of the members chose The Lord of the Rings I was not happy Fantasy is not my genre But I was a good book club member and read it anyway.I loved it There were times when I did not want to sleep because I wanted to finish just one page or chapter Tolkien creates whole worlds, languages, species, and histories It is epic in its scope Somehow he manages to entertain, make you thin [...]
My full review has been moved over to my website, and in its place I have left a defence of the novel itself If you would like to read my review please click the following link My review of J.R.R Tolkien s, The Lord of the Rings.The Lord of the Rings was the book that created my love of literature when I first read it at the age of twelve Certainly I was a precocious reader beforehand and The Chronicles of Narnia and The Hobbit have much to be thanked for also However it was The Lord of the Ring [...]
Out of the wreck rose the Black Rider, tall and threatening, towering above her With a cry of hatred that stung the very ears like venom he let fall his mace Her shield was shivered in many pieces, and her arm was broken she stumbled to her knees He bent over her like a cloud, and his eyes glittered he raised his mace to kill.One of the best books ever Stirred the embers of imaginations than can be measured Found a way to reach something vital but ineffable inside millions of different souls Pr [...]
One book to rule them all.
Those books that balloon into virulent, lethal pop culture viruses that feast on disinterested bystanders You try to flee them by hiding in a disused warehouse under a soiled mattress in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but Frodo and his friends will find you eventually and pull you into their lair of medieval gimps called Bilbo and Bongo on an implausibly long and homoerotic quest for a misplaced ring Did they look behind the sofa Under the fridge This whole quest could have been avoided But h [...]
This is one volume consisting of some 1200 pages of small print and containing the three books which were really only one novel and which we erroneously refer to as a trilogy The advantage of lugging this hefty door stopper around wherever you go is primarily psychological If you feel the need to disappear from this here society for a while, for example, you can just toss this in your backpack and you know that wherever you go, you will survive, somehow And on a dark winter morning as you face a [...]
OH THIS BOOK I ABSOLUTELY LOVED EVERY PART OF IT Well, almost every part I ll start out with the only part I didn t like, then I ll squeal and blubber and fangirl.The ending I m admitting it I ABSOLUTELY DETESTED THE ENDING I went through ALL of that, and the characters went through all the torture, I really, really wish there had been a happy, peaceful ending That ending made me want to throw the book out the window Other than the ending, I ADORED the entire book And also I love Elanor And Sam [...]
Dear mister Tolkien,thank you Thank you for this wonderful place called Middle Earth Thank you not only for its joyful lands but for the perilous ones too Thank you for Aragorn, whom I shall call my own King till my last breath Thank you for the most amazing friendship between an Elf and a Dwarf, for those four little Halflings, Hobbits, who had courage than Men ever had Thank you for showing us that even a small person can change the world Thank you for creating a new genre of fantasy and for [...]
Concedetemi un po di autobiografismo, perch Tolkien non pu essere recensito.Era il gennaio del 2002 quando gli amici del liceo mi invitarono a vedere un film d avventura Il Signore degli anelli, questo il titolo della pellicola, e per le mie conoscenze letterarie d allora poteva benissimo essere la biografia di un gioielliere Andai tuttavia a vederlo con loro, entrando in sala senza alcuna idea di ci che avrei dovuto aspettarmi.Due ore e mezza dopo, uscii dalla sala con la bocca ancora aperta.Di [...]
OK, first of all I know some folk love this and I m not saying they shouldn t Everyone has different tastes.I read this on my second attempt I tried first when I was in my teens and found it dull, I gave up around page 100 or so I finally read it years back in my early 30s, but although it was still dull I gave it the benefit of the doubt and finished it My opinion changed from dull to dull and not that big a deal.It seems to be full of long descriptions of folk walking about dull elf poetry dul [...]