17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: The Histories of Middle Earth, Volumes 1-5 (Mass Market Paperback)
I started to read the Silmarillion, and then I read these. I had never liked poetry beforehand, I had actually rather detested it, but I loved the poetry in here. I many respects, I actually prefer these to the Silmarillion because these are longer and more in depth. However, if you don't feel like reading 50 pages of something with tons of footnotes and endnotes, you probably shouldn't read these.