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The Ring Goes East (The Lord of the Rings: Seven Book Editions #4)

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For the first time, The Lord of the Rings is presented as a boxed set of seven hardcover volumes, one for each of its six parts plus a seventh volume containing maps and the appendices. Bound in black covers with the distinctive Eye of Sauron design from the original jackets embossed in red and gold foil on each volume. Each book bears Tolkien's originally conceived title ...more
Hardcover, Millennium, 189 pages
Published by Houghton Mifflin Co (first published November 11th 1954)
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I like Frodo and Sam, but Gollum steals the show. Frodo really is a good, kind and just master, and Sam a loyal servant. Gollum, on the other hand, is sneaky, pitiful, tortured, cunning and the greatest character in the book, if by great you read interesting, a clever invention. Frodo and Sam are both so good and kind that what this book needs is Gollum's cunning. Can he be trusted or not?

Faramir is another...not showstealer, necessarily, but a lovely guy. Just, thoughtful, kind and honest. I s
I really enjoyed reading about the adventure of Frodo and Sam on the main quest, with their treacherous 'guide', Gollum. This is supposed to be what is happening in the meantime whilst Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas are off gallivanting. I really liked becoming used to how Frodo and Sam are around each other and how Sam would do anything to protect his master, as we see in Shelob's Lair, but I was a bit confused at the way things were worded by Sam. The way he expresses his devoted love towards Frod ...more
Even though this has taken me nearly a year to read, I really liked it. I, however, much preferred following Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli than Frodo, Sam, and Smeagol. The only thing is I'm not sure what Tolkien's trying to get at with the Southerons. They didn't seem to have any real purpose in the story so..idk what to make of it.
The Ring Goes East was all about Sam and Frodo and Smeagol who was eager to be their guide. Without the gollums help I don't think Frodo and Sam would've made it past the gates of Mordor. Smeagol knew another way in although nonetheless treacherous. I dare say without Smeagol it wouldn't have been as exciting and adventurous either. Anyhow by the end Frodo was caught in the enemy's snare and was hauled away and luck would have it that at least Sam had the ring .
Brendan Childs
I read this book because it is the continuation of a series I am reading at the moment and because I enjoyed the previous books. The category this book completes is a fantasy book.

The parts I liked about this book is that it is building up to the final climax of the story very well and in an in-depth and easy to follow way. As well as that it manages to keep hold and develop on the storyline in a very nice way that means if you have read the previous books it is very easy and enjoyable to read.

Charlotte Jones
This is probably my least favourite of the series so far, mostly because I think that Frodo and Sam's story is a little slow. I understand why it is so, reflecting the journey that they are struggling through but this literally took months to read despite it being a short book. I did however love the ending and the introduction of Gollum and am excited to carry on with the series.
Chris Lemmerman
My least favourite of the LotR books so far; I don't think Sam and Frodo are compelling enough protagonists to hold a book on their own, though there are shining moments, particularly in the final third involving Shelob and Gollum's true colours.
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, was an English writer, poet, WWI veteran (a First Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army), philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings .

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