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The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
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really liked it

This was long overdue and I am so happy to have finally read the first book. Finishing Books 2 and 3 will be among my early goals of 2018. I can't say enough about how much I loved this book. It's always fun to read about a character who is on the move. The constant action, even if it's as repetitive as avoiding a trail and walking through the woods for two days, kept the narration grounded, which was important in painting a picture of how vast middle earth was.

I love the movies in their own right, but I think I prefer Frodo in the books over the movies. Nothing against the direction Peter Jackson took it, I just thought Frodo came across as far more mature and wise in the book. We had the benefit of hearing his internal dialogue, rationalizing his decisions.

I know there is not much I can add to reviews that haven't been said already. This is one of the most read books of all time for a reason though and I'm glad to finally see first hand what that reason is; they are as good as people say they are (or at least the first one is)
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Reading Progress

December 2, 2017 – Shelved
December 2, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
December 22, 2017 – Started Reading
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December 22, 2017 –
84.0% "Calling it a night I’ll finish it tomorrow"
December 24, 2017 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

Great review. Thanks.

R.K. Gold A. wrote: "Great review. Thanks."

thank you

message 3: by Jaline (new)

Jaline Terrific review, RK!

R.K. Gold Jaline wrote: "Terrific review, RK!"

thank you!

message 5: by Ashley (new)

Ashley Lord of the Rings isn't a trilogy, it's one book broken up into three separate volumes. To get the best reading experience the volumes should be read one right after the other or there's the one-volume edition, which is how Lord of the Rings should essentially be read.

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