The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings #2)
Some don’t look as I imagine they would be but let’s appreciate the people who did the casting for the movie. They did a pretty good job.
Now back to my main problem about this book. Why can’t I make a funny review for Lord of the...more
After my review of the Fellowship of the Ring, my agent BBMed me and said that people still thought I was a bitter a-hole. He suggested that I learn to deal with my situation by talking with some likeminded people who have faced similar frustration. So he signed me up for Dark Lords and Villains Anonymous. At least that’s what it's called on the website. When I send out a FB invite to my peeps I usually use the subject line "Hatas Beware". B...more
re-read April 2012
But, really, it shouldn’t have been. The characters have been through some shit. Peeps have died,...more
There second trinity is made up of Frodo, Sam, and Gollum. This second threesome echoes in a way the first. They t...more
As Duas Torres é o segundo livro da trilogia do Senhor dos Anéis. Para quem não teve oportunidade de ler ainda o primeiro volume, aconselho lerem primeiro este post . Já há muito se sabe que Tolkien e as suas obras sobre a Terra Média, foram, são e continuarão a ser motivo para muito falatório, seja ele bom ou mau. Este escritor é um génio para muitos e a herança que ele deixa é rica em muitos aspectos.
Para quem leu A Irmandade do Anel, sabe que o grupo de nove elemento...more
What could I possibly say about the Lord of the Rings? When it comes down to it, I've never really been in the position to dislike it. It has always been in my life; I have this vivid memory of sitting by the fireplace in our old house, my dad reading to my brother and me out of his ancient, dirt-green 1970 version. (It's still floating around in the house somewhere. The cover has almost fallen off and the papers are so thin I'm too scared to turn them.) Old friends of h...more
The Fellowship has been scattered and three new journeys begin for our band of merry folk. Sam and Frodo begin a quasi-homo erotic jaunt through the land of Mordor with their tricksy companion Gollum. Pippin and Merry help 60 foot talking trees shatter the power of the White Wizard Saruman. And Aragorn begins to lead t...more
On page 277 Tolkien recounts the reforging of Narsil, Aragorn’s sword, which he renames Andruil, Flame of the West. The sword is made by elvish smiths who alone have the skill to remake the sword and pour into it the magic that it needs to accomplish its mission. Elvish swords are mentioned throughout the book as being imbued with special powers. Elvish blad...more
For someone who's always been so sure that she didn't like fantasy, I've really surprised myself in recent times. Last year was the year of Harry Potter. This is the year of The Lord of the Rings. I realise now that I probably should have read Tolkien before Rowling. That way I would have understood where Rowling got some of her ideas from. (Trees that swallow people ... Giant spiders ...). I suppose if you pretty much invent a genre, lots of writers are going to pay tribute to you.
Tolkien's style is certainly not to everyone's liking. While it in many ways mimics the epic style (particularly in the self-reflections of the characters, which are little more than their vocalized internal state), I do feel that this detracts from the book given the prosaic nature of the book. Epic style includes meter, so ripping the actual language away from its formal context is...more
At the end of The Fellowship of the Ring, the Fellowship suffered a great loss. After the death of Gandalf, the eight remaining members had to continue without him. The Fellowship take another blow at the start of this book, with the death of Boromir. Now the remaining seven are split up, after an attack by a band of Uruk-hai. T...more
Extraordinary. 5 stars, of course! Couldn't have given it any other rating. Also, on a side note, my review for the first book, The Fellowship of the Ring can be read here. :) Anyway. Among the 3 films, I've always preferred the first and the last one to the second one. Similarly, I thought the first book was stronger than the second one, although like the second film in The Lord of the Rings series, this book, is still very worthwhile.
The Two Towers is ba...more
His writing was chiefly influenced by his familiarity with the mythological traditions of the Norse and Welsh cul...more
The plot, scenery and characters al felt flawless to me, I was immersed from the first word. It aggravated me at times that where the company had broken up at the end of the first book the story was often following a different section of them to the ones I wanted to kn...more
Género. Narrativa Fantástica.
Lo que nos cuenta. Continuación directa del libro anterior, en el que tras la abrupta separación de los miembros supervivientes del grupo que acompaña al portador del anillo, tres de ellos completan las exequias de un caído y persiguen a los Uruk-hai que transportan a dos prisioneros hacia Isengard, en las lindes del bosque de Fangorn. Los dos prisioneros no están en muy buenas condiciones y temen por su vida. Por otro...more
At the urges of my dear read along partner, Cillian, I have posted the link below as a treat for all of you!
Don't get creeped out guys, I don't sound like that in real life
This book was definitely better than the last one. Review to come!
It is great to pick up the story of the Fellowship where we left it but the book suffers from one big problem, which is its structure. The division in two separate stories (Merry/Pippin/Legolas/Gimli/Aragorn on the one hand, then Frodo/Sam on the other hand)is quite tedious and sometimes the sense of purpose of the first story is not that clear. Don't get me wrong, there are some cracking bits of litterature in this book:...more
The Two Towers picks from exactly where the ‘The Lord of the Rings : The Fellowship of the Ring‘ ended. The Fellowship has broken and all members of fellowship are scattered. Meriadoc (“Merry”) Brandybuck and Peregrin (“Pippin”) Took have been taken by Orcs mistaking them...more
For over fifty years, J.R.R. Tolkien’s peerless fantasy has accumulated worldwide acclaim as the greatest adventure tale ever written.
No other writer has created a world as distinct as Middle-earth, complete with its own geography, history, languages, and legends. And no one has created characters as endearing as Tolkien’s large-hearted, hairy-footed hobbits. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings continues to seize the imaginations of readers of all ages, and this new three-volume paperback edition
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Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English language and literature from 1945 to 1959. He was a close friend of C.S. Lewis.