Book Review

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring Book Cover The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
September 5th 2003 (movie tie-in edition) Original publish date July 29th 1954

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkeness bind them

In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, The Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit.

In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

I am an absolute avid fan of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, on film and not on book. That doesn’t mean I didn’t like it I just well didn’t like it.

I remember the first time I watched this movie at the cinema when I was younger and I loved it. I found a very fond love for the Lord of the Rings, problem is I just didn’t like the book as much.

I am going to blame it on the fact that I don’t like this type of genre of book. That pure and simple. And that is fine because that is why I didn’t love it but I gave it a chance I read it all.

I feel biased right now because this book even the book set is a timeless classic and I just loved the films so much better. The annoying thing about this is that none of what was in the book matched up to the film.

Overall, the writing and the world building was phenomenal it just wasn’t the book for me and that makes me feel sad. I think that might be what I based my star rating on, the fact that I loved the movies.

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