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The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Aug 09, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: epic-fantasy, classical-fantasy, true-epic, english-canon

Rather than write a lengthy critique of this book which has been done dozens of times and by those who have spent their scholarly lives studying Professor Tolkien's works, I will simply summarize what LoTR means to me: The beginning of my (thus far) lifelong love for fantasy and sf literature, with a penchant for masterful worldbuilding, larger than life but still relatable characters, extremely detailed descriptions of just about every person place and thing, and above all a compelling story with multilayered plots. The concept of good versus evil is timeless yet we all choose one version of it over another and decide that is "our" version. LOTR, by virtue of making that eternal struggle far more grey than many realize, has become mine.

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J.R.R. Tolkien
“Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

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