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Le due torri (The Lord of the Rings #2)

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In questo secondo romanzo della trilogia di Tolkien, gli amici della Compagnia dell'Anello lottano separati. Merry e Pipino sono fatti prigionieri dalle forze del Male, ma riescono a fuggire e trovano soccorso in uno strano mondo di esseri giganteschi, mezzo vegetali e mezzo umani. Aragorn, un enigmatico personaggio che si era unito alla Compagnia all'inizio dell'impresa, ...more
Paperback, Tascabili Bompiani #718, 396 pages
Published June 30th 2001 by Bompiani (first published November 11th 1954)
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Clare Walker I tried to read this book when I was a teenager and, like you, became bogged down and couldn't finish it.

My advice to you? Put it aside for now, but…more
I tried to read this book when I was a teenager and, like you, became bogged down and couldn't finish it.

My advice to you? Put it aside for now, but come back to it when you're older and have read more books. That's what I did, and I've read LOTR several times now as an adult. I just finished TTT again and I enjoyed it even more for the very things that used to bore me: the beautiful descriptive language and the dialogue. (less)
Kat!e Larson How do you choose just one??? I'm torn between all of the hobbits, because hobbits are the best. Merry and Pippin are both so cool in the face of…moreHow do you choose just one??? I'm torn between all of the hobbits, because hobbits are the best. Merry and Pippin are both so cool in the face of danger; Merry's brilliant and Pippin's so chill. Then Frodo is selfless and brave, and Sam so incredibly loyal... they're all just perfect. ❤(less)
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The hope for saving Middle-Earth continues!


There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.

So much for the fellowship made of representative of the races of good in the Middle-Earth with the task of destroying The One Ring in the hellish fires of Mount Doom, located right inside of Sauron’s domains.

Members fell, member got tempted by The One Ring, members got trapped, the journey now has two roads and it’s not certain which way is the right one. Maybe
Bookdragon Sean
Another Tolkien review? Yep, I’m putting out another Tolkien review. I’m on a mission, a mission to review everything written by Tolkien. And I literally mean everything. I’ve read most of his works, so I’m starting with those first before I move on to the few I haven’t read (there’s not many).This is all preparation, and a readdress of his writings, before I delve into Christopher Tolkien’s twelve book The History of Middle-Earth later on this year. Yep, I’m that much of a Tolkien nerd.

I’ve be
Feb 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A review of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers by Sauron

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
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For as long as I can remember, I have loved serial fiction and saga stories. The Lord of the Rings trilogy and associated books by J.R.R. Tolkien are a treasure. I first found the books when I was 14 and had to re-read again when the movies came out in the last decade or so. The second book, The Two Towers, was a worth follow-up, enhancing every original love I had with the story. I'm generally not a fan of the fantasy genre, and have only read perhaps 20 books in total, less than
K.D. Absolutely
Aug 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to K.D. by: Time 100, 501 Must Read Books, Modern Library, Metalist, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (2006-2010)
Tolkien did not design The Lord of the Rings to be read as three separate books. However, since the book is flawless, there is just no boring moment. Even if you chop it further to 6, 12 or 24 books, I think all of them deserve 5 stars. I am not a big fan of fantasy genre but this one is just over the top. It is about good vs. evil and the nature of evil. With a universal theme like that, the non-stop action, the memorable characters, the extricate design of the fictional world, Middle-Earth and ...more
Glenn Sumi
Herewith Some Notes On My Inaugural Journey Through The Second Volume Of Tolkien's The Lord Of The Rings

Me after staying up all night reading The Two Towers

I liked The Fellowship Of The Ring , but this book made me love Tolkien’s Middle-Earth epic. Some of the writing is astonishing (see quotes below). The author handles various storylines – the fellowship has scattered, after all – gracefully. And after having two of its main characters (and their slimy guide) spend a lot of time climbing up
Jason Koivu
Nov 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, fantasy
The Two Towers suffers from the Jan syndrome. It's the middle child, and one that wasn't even meant to exist. Tolkien didn't intend The Lord of the Rings to be a trilogy, but rather one whole book, so inevitably the second volume was doomed to have no true beginning nor a satisfying finish.

When I first read it as a teen I didn't enjoy it much at all, and it's still not my favorite of the three, but having read it again recently I warmed to it. It provides an admirably strong bridge between the f
Alex Farrand
The Two Towers is the second novel of the trilogy The Lord of the Rings. The companions are split to do their own bidding for the cause against darkness that is coming over their world. One group fights Saruman. The other group searches their way to Mordor with the ring's burden. What perils await? Will they come out on top?

*Smacks face with book and cries out "I LOVE YOU"*

This is one of the greatest novels that I have ever read. I bet everything has been said about this trilogy, so I will try t
May 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
En mi opinión, aquí es donde empieza lo duro y la acción de esta travesía. La comunidad del anillo es una introducción de la trama, en sentido de organización, introducción de personajes, etc. Sin embargo, aquí es cuando la cosa se pone más densa, cuando las cosas poco a poco se van transformando en algo cada vez más infernal. Aquí es cuando la comunidad comienza a tener problemas: caen en trampas, tienen riesgo de morir, y están forzados a sacar sus mejores habilidades de supervivencia.
Aparte d
Emily May
Mar 26, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

I'm one of very few people in the world that actually really hate the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and 'The Hobbit' as well. I've read 'The Hobbit' twice, trying to capture the second time what I was sure I must have missed the first time round... but no. And then I read The Fellowship of the Ring and found Frodo's story to be as drab and long-winded as that of Bilbo. I would have stopped there but my friends told me that I should definitely read this book, promising me great adventure and well-wr
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, was an English writer, poet, WWI veteran (a First Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army), philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings .

Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English lan
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“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.” 7742 likes
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