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The Children of Húrin by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Sep 07, 2011

it was amazing

This book is my absolute favorite of Tolkien's works, and one of my favorite books that I have read. This book contains none of the forces of light clashing with the army of darkness present in The Lord of the Rings, only a cursed family slowly dying. The story is told like an epic, which adds greatly to the tragedy of the story.
The main character of the story is Turin, son of the hero Hurin. The entire book centers around how his poor decisions and the curse of Morgoth slowly destroy all that he loves. This is a dark book, make no mistake. There is no happy ending, no moral, no silver lining. This is a tragedy. And a good one too. You find yourself wishing things would turn out well for Turin, though he is not a good man. Turin is dangerous, and a dark character as well.
Overall, this book is superb, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys Tolkien.

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