The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of the Ring

By J. R. R. Tolkien

  • Release Date: 2012-09-18
  • Genre: Epic
Score: 4.5
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Description

The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien's three-volume epic, is set in the imaginary world of Middle-earth - home to many strange beings, and most notably hobbits, a peace-loving "little people," cheerful and shy. Since its original British publication in 1954-55, the saga has entranced readers of all ages. It is at once a classic myth and a modern fairy tale. Critic Michael Straight has hailed it as one of the "very few works of genius in recent literature." Middle-earth is a world receptive to poets, scholars, children, and all other people of good will. Donald Barr has described it as "a scrubbed morning world, and a ringing nightmare world...especially sunlit, and shadowed by perils very fundamental, of a peculiarly uncompounded darkness." The story of ths world is one of high and heroic adventure. Barr compared it to Beowulf, C.S. Lewis to Orlando Furioso, W.H. Auden to The Thirty-nine Steps. In fact the saga is sui generis - a triumph of imagination which springs to life within its own framework and on its own terms.

Reviews

  • High Adventure!

    5
    By Dwardeng
    Tolkien starts his epic Fantasy trilogy with this great introductory novel. Welcome to Middle Earth, a magic land with unforgettable characters, creatures and scenery. If you haven't read this book, but are about to, I envy you.
  • Fum

    5
    By Geoelgo
    Vewy fum
  • Quality of life

    1
    By KrazyT101
    The sample of this book is 72 pages of notes regarding the book, you don't get to read even a word of the first chapter
  • Lord of da rings

    5
    By Carson Dee's
    I was good
  • One of the Best Trilogies of Our Time

    5
    By Irish7PJ
    Tolkien's trilogy is a masterpiece and one of the best books I've ever read, I've read these books countless times and they never get old. These are some of the best books of our time.
  • Best Fantasy Ever!

    5
    By Steelerfan102030
    I love these books. I could read them over and over and never get tired of them. There are hilarious lines and situations, but the book is also suspenseful and filled with action. WAY better than the movies. And for the record, Tom Bombadil is great. "...So do all who live to see such times, Master Baggins. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time we are given." Gandalf
  • Tingwie

    5
    By Tingwie
    Great !!!!
  • The great epic begins

    5
    By Kazango
    It is difficult for me to write a review of a book that has been with me and read countless times over the decades. What more can I say that has not already been said? Maybe only that this is the first part of the single greatest literary achievement in the English language.
  • Awesome

    5
    By Zombie pigman
    I've always loved the movies so I assumed that the books bust be as good as the movies. I was wrong.the book has parts that didn't happen in the movies.i still think both are great.
  • THE LORD OF THE RINGS!!!!!!!!

    5
    By redcoonhoundlover
    I LOVE these books! My favorite, along with Eragon. A must read and own book. "If you don't let me in Frodo I shall blow your door right down your hole and out through the hill." -Gandalf "Eavesdropping sir? I don't follow you, begging your pardon. There are no eaves at Bag End." -Samwise Gamgee Those are two of my favorite lines in the book, and there are many others as well. Too many to mention, or I would probably post all of them on here. : )

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