Monday, 8 July 2013

Book Review: Lord of The Rings

This book is certainly an investment of your time. It takes you to another world completely. The level of detail that Tolkien goes into is amazing, it’s so well written, it really is a pleasure to read. It is much darker than The Hobbit, which is very much like a children’s book in comparison to the sinister and evil events that exist in LOTR. 

I watched the films before I read this book (recently before as well) and I would recommend doing this. It meant that I had a very vivid picture in my mind when I was reading it. Sometimes seeing the film before reading the book can ruin the book- or not make it as enjoyable- but I think the opposite is true for LOTR. It made it an easy read and, because the films are so well done, it made it easy to imagine the settings and the characters. What the book did add to the films is a greater depth and understanding to all the characters and the scenarios. Also, there were some slight differences between the book and the films, which made it even more fascinating to read. 

All in all, I would definitely recommend this book, it is well worth the time taken to read it. Has anyone else read Lord of the Rings? What did you think? What do you think of the films?

Rosy x


  1. The Lord of the Rings is one of my favourite book series. I read it every year. I'm so happy you chose to read it after watching the film. Many people take books for granted after they've seen the film version.

    Do you have a favourite character?

    Writer’s block and broken lenses

  2. I've read The Hobbit and wasn't keen, I was a little bored, but the sound of this being darker does appeal to me! I love your copy of this by the way! x


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