Hello, welcome to Throwback Thursday! Today I’m going to be re-reviewing Lord of the Rings.
Read: December 2012
Rating: 3 Stars
The Fellowship of the Ring by: J.R.R Tolkien: The first novel in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In this book we meet Bilbo’s, (from the Hobbit) heir Frodo. This time we don’t follow Bilbo but Frodo who gains the ring. Now that he has the ring, he must go on an adventure to get rid of the ring. The novel is full of elves, dwarves, men, and hobbits. It’s an adventure that seems to never end; from beginning of the novel to the end of it there is always something going on. There are dry spells in the novel where the reader wonders where it could possibly go, but it all turns out.
Read: March 2013
Rating 3 Stars
The Two Towers by: J.R.R. Tolkien: The second novel to the Lord of The Rings trilogy, where the first part of the novel is broken down into the adventures of Pippin and Merry, a couple of hobbits who get lost on their path, and the reader meets a lot of new types of creatures in this part. Reading it is very slow; the writing is very sophisticated that it takes a little while to read a page. Most of what the reader reads is description of where they are. The second part of the novel is where we left off in the first book with Frodo and Sam who have left with the ring. This part of the novel is easier to read. The writing is more conversational and faster paced because there is adventure, and a lot is happening all at once. Overall the whole novel is interesting and is full of lots of details. The reader really does feel like it’s another world.
Read: May 2013
Rating: 3 Stars
The Return of the King by: J.R.R. Tolkien: The last novel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, where we continue from where we left off. The beginning is really slow, and at some points the reader questioned whether to keep reading, but as the story goes on, there is war. Afterwards everything seems like it’s going to be perfect going home, and there’s a plot twist and it’s not so perfect. Throughout this novel there are a lot of dry spots, but there are also a lot of goldmine chapters and events that happen that make the story worth reading. Reading about friendship and loyalty is always nice. Overall the novel had a nice way to end the trilogy, and though it may have seemed sort of cheesy if it were people, but since it was hobbits, it wasn’t as bad.