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The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Jun 09, 15

bookshelves: fantasy, favorites, 1001-list, 2008, read-more-than-once, 2015
Read from May 06 to June 08, 2015, read count: 3

This book started out very slow for me, but thankfully picks right back up about halfway through.

The first half mostly follows Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli (Merry and Pippin show up as well). Their search for the captured hobbits and their adventures through Rohan are my least favorite parts of the trilogy so far. They are just slow going and I don't much care about the battle at Helm's Deep.

Once the story shifts over to Frodo and Sam, it picks back up again. That section has good pacing and good tension almost the entire time. We get to meet Faramir for the first time, and Gollum becomes an active part of the story. It also ends at a great spot that makes you want to instantly pick up The Return of the King.

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