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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)
review by . June 17, 2010
I must confess that I didn't read the Lord of the Rings trilogy until after the first movie was released. Now it's one of several books that I re-read often, and I wish I'd read it long ago. The story is a classic one--the constant war between good and evil. The telling is where Lord of the Rings differs from similar plots. The setting is comprised of vast, largely unexplored lands divided into small regions occupied primarily by their own particular type of inhabitant. Tolkien has woven …
Quick Tip by . November 05, 2010
They read the Hobbit to me at school; I think I didn't like being read to so I refused to read Lord of the Rings till I was at college and a friend recommended it. Good friend. I was hooked.
review by . June 26, 2010
Lord of the Rings- The Standard for All Fantasy Writing
There are many great fantasy writers. You have to like older guys like Sir Walter Scott and Michael Moorcock (which caracterizes how diverse the books really are). then there are the modern guys like Robert Jordan and Terry Goodkind.      The best of these guys write in a fantasy world, but tell stunning real-life human tales. Moorcock's Elric struggled with inner demons and presented the question of how much of your own humanity is already written in and how much we …
Quick Tip by . August 08, 2010
Okay. Don't get mad that this is popular. Take a read. Develops a love of words and worldbuilding, and a truly deep sense of mythology, one infused with moral and elemental significance.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
Doesn't get much better than this.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
This book was way ahead of its time. It's too bad the genius of it wasn't realized until after he died. With the exception of the first 30 or so pages on pipeweed, the book is very difficult to put down.
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
What a wonderful fantasy! This ranks in my top ten fantasy books.
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
the origional epic of the greatest stories out there
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
I didn't particularly enjoy his writing style but I can understand why it's a classic!
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
another excellent book..... the movie was okay too.. but the much better
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
A tome of pure fantasy!
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Much better than the movei versions
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
the books are even better than the films ;).
review by . June 29, 2010
   The only word I can think of to fully summarize the Lord of the Rings is "Classic."      I remember growing up my dad read The Hobbit out loud to my brothers and me, and we loved it. My favorite aspect of the novel was Smaug because I absolutely loved dragons and magical things as most children do. A while later when my dad told us about The Lord of the Rings my brothers were excited for him to read it to us. I asked him if there were any dragons in it, …
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
An epic trilogy that can't be matched.
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
I would have to say that I enjoyed the movie more than the book on these -- just so much detail to try to keep up with in the books, could be mind boggling at times
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
The writing is a bit dense, but the world and story is amazing.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
A fantastic magical and epic journey. I also read the novel after seeing the movie
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
Great, characters, epic story, believable world. The standars on which fantasy is set.
review by . June 25, 2010
Lengthy but Wonderful
My first Tolkien experience came in the form of a sixth-grade production of The Hobbit as a play. I loved the idea of a magical journey in another land and time. The Lord of the Rings was even more epic for me in this respect. Of course, the books are lengthy, are sometimes confusing with all that is happening in terms of the plot, and contain befuddling words; however, there is something spiritual and beautiful about this literary masterpiece that still reels me in. I happily own numerous Tolkien …
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Highly recommended! Very detailed, which may not be for everyone, but the series is well crafted and definitely worth the time it takes to read.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
This book is amazing and perhaps the greatest fantasy work ever written. It is a bit drawn out and drudging at times but really speaks to the heart and courage in all of us, especially the little guy. But of course there are so many great characters that everyone can relate to someone.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
The company is made up of cool beings, and the idea of the rings is amazing.
Quick Tip by . June 23, 2010
Well, this is my favorite book! A great story that influences many if not all of the high fantasy writers.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
kind of for boys and boys love it but girl like it too
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