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For all the "I don't like fantasy" readers out there...,
This review is from: The Lord of the Rings (Hardcover)After 900+ reviews, what more could I possibly say about "Lord of the Rings" that hasn't already been said? So, instead, I will try and direct my review to the skeptics out there that don't think fantasy books are worth their time of day. I was one of those people and I am eating my words.
I work in a bookstore and it seemed everyone had read LOTR but me. Finally, I gave in and read it, admittedly after seeing the first movie. I can say that I have never been more drawn in or got more enjoyment from anything I have ever read. Tolkien has created an entire world, complete with landscapes, maps, languages and races all from his imagination. But the morality and heart of this book is the true gift. The characters are so believable and trust me, you will find yourself cheering for the fellowship every step of the way. As far as the "bad guys" go, you will be afraid.
No matter what I say, I can never do this book justice. I will be reading it again and again. If you haven't read it yet, I envy you, because you are in for a treat. If you have, no point in saying more, because I am sure you know what I mean.