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The Lord of the Rings (novel)

235 Ratings: 4.0
J.R.R. Tolkien's classic, epic fantasy sequel to "The Hobbit", originally published in three volumes in 1954-1955.

"One Ring to rule them all,   One Ring to find them,   One Ring to bring them all   And in the darkness bind them"      In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, … see full wiki

Author: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (J.R.R. Tolkien)
Genre: Classic Literature, Fantasy, Novel, Epic Adventure, Mythopoeia
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, Ballantine Books, Houghton Mifflin
Date Published: 1954 and 1955
48 reviews about The Lord of the Rings (novel)
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Skeptical of fantasy, I read these books before I saw the movies, and they set my high standard that hasn't been met since. Accept the slow-going beginning for the light-hearted adventure it is, and before you know it, you will care for the characters, as well as the fate of Middle Earth, in a way you can't imagine, so that their struggles break your heart while their courage touches and stirs you. I wish I could experience this story for the first time again.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
I'm supposed to 'say' something about this trilogy? You may as well have asked a chimp to dance while sitting... I guess...
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
Great! This book moves you to the world full of Adventures and Miracles. Both interasting for children and adults. This book unites generations.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
This is the book that made me an avid reader. Engrossing, nitroglycerin for the imagination, saturated with a wise and profound view of human dignity.
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
I actually read all three books over a winter. Good read, not for fans of the superficial.
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
extreemly well written
Quick Tip by . June 20, 2010
Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
This book was much better than the movie it inspired because Tolken's use of the English language to describe the journey that takes place is awesome!
Quick Tip by . June 18, 2010
I appreciated Tolkien's writing style, in that it was quite similar to the style found in Anglo Saxon writing. (Of course, Tolkien was a Medievalist!)
Quick Tip by . June 17, 2010
I don't care how cheesy it sounds - this trilogy is a major part of my life. I want to live in Rivendell!
Quick Tip by . June 16, 2010
Read it when I was young and enjoyed it.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
Incredibly detailed and timeless stories about the war between good and evil. I can't ever read these enough.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
The seminal fantasy series about the true roots of the world and the fight between good and evil.
Quick Tip by . June 15, 2010
a lovely book but a little long winded.
Quick Tip by . June 10, 2010
If you like fantasy at all, you MUST read this!
Quick Tip by . June 08, 2010
Simply put, one of the most amazing fantasy worlds ever created...
Quick Tip by . June 05, 2010
Tolkien's epic "fantasy" novel, which is often divided into three volumes, that literally changed the way people viewed the entire genre. Arguably, the most intelligent and historically complex mythopoeia ever created with its various cultures and languages. The best book of the 20th century!
Quick Tip by . June 02, 2010
A rich history, at times most lyrical, a fantastic read. Not for the feint of heart!
Quick Tip by . May 26, 2010
It's one of the greatest novels ever written. And yes, its one novel.
Quick Tip by . March 15, 2010
Tolkien unintentionally wrote the perfect fantasy book as a sequel to "The Hobbit" and created a masterpiece that is epic, profound, and timeless. A truly amazing literary work that remains unrivaled for its depth and beauty.
review by . June 27, 2003
Pros: This is the masterpiece that opened up the world to fantasy     Cons: If not used to lengthy books, in for a long haul; singing occasionally annoyed me.     The Bottom Line: If you’re into fantasy then you should read this because Lord of the Rings is the father and mother of fantasy.     First off, I just have to say I was amazed that this book hadn’t been reviewed. I guess all of the Lord of the Rings (LOTR for the rest of this …
review by . December 14, 2001
Pros: Will whisk you off to a wonderful fantasy world and never bring you back.     Cons: Don't start reading it during finals week.     The Bottom Line: Middle-earth is a very nice place. I suggest you vacation there sometime.     Over 50 years, 50 million sold copies and many times that number in readers, it's amazing that J. R. R. Tolkien's much-beloved Lord of the Rings trilogy is still being read and enjoyed by so many people around …
review by . June 01, 2000
How can one describe one of the most significant literary experiences of one's life? For the last nearly 20 years, "The Lord of the Rings" has been an almost constant companion. On the average, I read the series about twice yearly.This book is like none other. I was going to say that this book is like none other written in English during the 20th century -- but that does not go nearly far enough. Rather, this book is one of the most important works of fiction since man first began to write. The …
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