Lord of the rings is an epic fantasy adventure story where a hobbit, one from the little people is sent out to defeat the shadow in the east. By the name of Frodo Baggins and with his loyal companion they face many dangerous obstacles and though choices along the way. This one journey is divided into 3 books; The fellow ship of the ring, The twin towers and The Return of the king.
The trilogy has already been around for 50 years and I have no doubt it will stick around for at least another 50. It was groundbreaking in its genre and set a new standard to fantasy novels. The creatures made by Tolkien in his works are still used in everything from children’s books to video games. I am positive that I don’t know a single person who doesn’t recognize Gandalf or Frodo.
Personally I love the novel. When I consumed the pages they drained my brain completely, because of the amazing quality of how vivid the writing and description of the worlds they feature are. Not to mention the relationships that is built up throughout the just over 1000 pages of pure Tolkien magic.
The only downside is that it takes a few pages before the book kicks off. But when (finally) Frodo leaves the shire he knows as much of the rest of middle earth as you do. It made it a more pleasant read for me. It felt like experiencing the new world with Frodo and Sam instead of it being told to me.
Another aspect that improves the overall impression of the book is the numerous sub plots and struggles and quests aside the main story. Which to a certain degree influences the outcome of the book, for example the giant eagles in the end when the war is over.
The fact that and I practically fell in (totally manly) love with Sams and Frodos relationship to each other. I envy their relationship and how Sam does everything for Frodo and expect nothing in return, “I am glad you are here with me. Here at...