LOVE Christopher Tolkien's editing and comments. Keeps things smooth and clear. This is an easy read. As each segment of an unfinished tale is its own chapter, you can easily skip around. Some of it is just purely dreadful in getting through. Tolkien digresses often in his storytelling and doesn't come up for air when it gets that thick and entangled. Too complicated and uninteresting to read all the way through. Could not get through every chapter (am still reading it). But I absolutely appreciate the insight into the story of the Lord of the Rings
through these unfinished pieces. And REALLY appreciate the editing and comments left by C. Tolkien--for this and the gift of publishing this book, I give it 4 stars.