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The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
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it was amazing
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Lord of the Rings, totally loved it, read it at least twice - maybe even earlier than when I was 13. Saw the Peter Jackson movies, enjoyed them, but realized how 'over it' I am. Did hear a young boy say something like "It would be AWESOME to have friends like that!" after seeing one of the movies. I reckon that might've been my early romantic reaction too.

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October 1, 1966 – Finished Reading
April 18, 2008 – Shelved
April 18, 2008 – Shelved as: literature

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Ben I was wondering when you'd get to this! I tried to read this later in life, late high school, and got bored with it and put it down. I mean, how many pages of Hobbit history before anything happens? I did read "The Hobbit" and I enjoyed it, but I was (and to some extent still am) a fairly slow reader and that took me quite a bit of time. I was happy for the movies just to get through the story. But I also grew tired of the many heroic battles and fight scenes in them (knowing more-or-less how it would end anyway), well, I guess I don't regret not staying with this book series.

Tentatively, Convenience My 'review' is really all-too-brief. These bks were extremely important to me as a young child & an adolescent. I don't even have them anymore, wch is too bad. It's only been as an adult that I've somewhat thoroughly realized how much my sense of moral purpose was shaped by things like superhero comics & fantasies like "Lord of the Rings". Forget religion! Forget bowing down to the supreme patriarch! Tolkien did an amazingly thorough job of constructing his alternate universe & it was the details of it that wd've added to my engrossment. I haven't changed much in that respect, I still prefer epic bks like Pynchon's "Against the Day" to short stories. Still, I wdn't recommend Tolkien to adults.. I'd probably be too bored to read them now - just like I have no interest in reading the Harry Potter stuff. That's fine in movie form, it's over in an hr & a half or so, but I wdn't want to waste my reading time on it.

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