J. R. R. Tolkien - The Lord of the Rings

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  • The Lord of The Rings, single-handed creator of the Fantasy genre

    Jan 16, 2013 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: A wonderful read, an inspiring tale, a classic for all ages.
    Cons: Has a distinct flavor or writing, may be difficult for some.

    Summary: The lord of the rings, by Tolkien is the original in Fantasy. It single-handedly created an art form and has benn the spiritual inspiration for modern day mythology. It is a classic that has had resurgent powers over the years, and has inspired media ... read more

  • Can't get any better

    Jun 8, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: -great descriptive language is used-great story
    Cons: -it's long but it's totally worth it

    Summary: Lord of the Rings is a very captivating series and one of the best ones I have ever read. Once you start you can't stop until you have completed the whole series. The series contains 3 books. The first one is The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of ... read more

  • Lord of the rings - the best trilogy ever

    Apr 8, 2009 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Takes you to the fantasy world  until the last page.
    Cons: Great deal and its worth every cent of it !

    Summary: Lord of the rings - one of the best trilogies ever written, and critics around the world absolutely agree on this subject. J.R.R. Tolkien was a genius and no one can not deny that. This legendary trilogy was written almost 100 years ago but people still ... read more

  • The Lord of the Rings 50th Anniversary Edition

    Jan 31, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Gilded Pages, Awesome Appendixes, Cool Maps, Ribbon Marker
    Cons: Expensive but worth it for a true fan

    Summary: Please note: As there are so many The Lord of the Rings books listed at the site this is the 50th Anniversary Edition which is revised, corrected, has maps, gilded pages, ribbon marker and much much more. It is also more expensive. I have ... read more

  • An Epic by a master storyteller!!

    Oct 24, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The plot, The characterizations, The pace and almost everything else.
    Cons: Gandalf's escape from Moria is still not made clear!!

    Summary: These days there are only a handful of epics that get written, of these even fewer really hold on to the readers for the full course of the epic. Lord of the Rings is an epic story written by J.R.R. Tolkien. My interest in the book began ... read more

  • One-volume edition presents Tolkien's "Rings" saga as he meant it to be read....

    Dec 15, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The entire novel in one volume is easier to read, more affordable.
    Cons: Demands patience from readers, not for those with short attention spans.

    Summary: One Ring to rule them all, one Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie. With the astonishing success of director and co-screenwriter Peter Jackson's three-film ... read more

  • The All Time Classic Fantasy

    Sep 28, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: a great read
    Cons: a long read

    Summary: Probably the most talked about tale of the moment is Tolkiens Lord of the Rings, having been released as three films, to match the trilogy of books that makes up the whole story. Whilst i have nothing but admiration for the films, all three are masterful ... read more

  • "One ring to rule them all and in the darkness bind them"

    Jun 13, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: makes you relive your childhood where everything is possible
    Cons: Too many details that you somtimes get lost in them, a bit too long

    Summary: As I just finished my last book “bridge of birds” I thought of what book I should read next. There was no new book. So, I was sitting there alone in bad, with the lamp hardly giving enough light and was wondering of what book I should reread. I ran the ... read more

  • The Lord of the Rings

    Nov 26, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: characters, places, events, everything
    Cons: nothing

    Summary: I remembered the day a few years ago, when a friend of mine began reading the Lord of the Rings books during school. I would glance over at him and wonder why my good friend was reading such crap. For that's what I thought it was at the time: crap. I ... read more

  • The prerequisite to the entire genre.

    Oct 17, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: no cons
    Cons: see pros

    Summary: How do you review the bible of fantasy? Almost every review of this book will be positive, and most would have to look hard to find any faults. Maybe the simplistic good vs. evil, the us and them labeling. The good guys, except for the hobbits, might be s ... read more

  • You've seen the film, worn the T-shirt - now read the book...

    Sep 5, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compelling storytelling, detailed world, characters, stunning action scenes, great mythology
    Cons: Can be a little over-detailed at times, first book rather boring

    Summary: What can you say about what many people consider the greatest work of fantasy fiction ever? Er… they’re right? Known commonly as a Trilogy (Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, Return of the King), some people won’t realise that it’ ... read more

  • Lord of the Rings: A genre unto itself.

    Aug 27, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Exquisite details, stunning plot, in-depth characters and amazing story line.
    Cons: Don't look here for a 'The Hobbit: Part Two'. Much darker and much longer.

    Summary: Lord of the Rings is an amazing work of art, and one that took years to reach its culmination. J.R.R ... read more

  • Lord of the Rings, where it all began.

    May 24, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    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.

    Summary: 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) reviews are all on an older version of the book. Either ... read more

  • One of the best stories ever written

    Apr 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good for all age groups. Wonderful story.
    Cons: Patience is a requirement for some parts of the books.

    Summary: The Lord of the Rings is one of the best and most versatile stories I've ever read. It includes something for readers of every genre. It has action, adventure, romance, fantasy, drama, horror, and almost anything else one could name. It doesn't ... read more

  • Don't be fooled by the movies...

    Jan 28, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Legendary creative writing abilities by Tolkien.
    Cons: Long-winded.

    Summary: "Fellowship of the Ring" is a long-winded narrative interspersed by mere moments of action. I am an avid book fan. Some might say a rabid book fan, so I'm not unfamiliar with the long narrative (fer heaven's sake, I used to read Joyce), ... read more

  • The essential collection for any fantasy or sci-fi fan.

    Jan 20, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Intriguing Delicately crafted Intricate world Excellent story
    Cons: A bit wordy at times

    Summary: When I first heard of the concept of Hobbits, I laughed and thought the idea was quite silly and no decent book could be written dealing with them. After a bit of conversation with some friends, however, I decided to start reading The Hobbit and see how ... read more

  • Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

    Dec 12, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great story, great action, magic, elves...
    Cons: None for me, but it may be too slow for some

    Summary: When I was seven, my mother gave me The Hobbit to read; it was the same copy which she was reading while pregnant with me. I loved the book; I remembered entire verses and quoted them to my friends. Alas, they didn’t share my enthusiasm (none ... read more

  • A Long Awaited Ceremony (Based on the third book: The Return of The King)

    Oct 29, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Tremendous battle scenes, a lot of suspense, not too much crying and a great ending.
    Cons: Sometimes only find out past events further in the book.

    Summary: To end the trilogy J. R. R. Tolkien wrote a terrific final book. It provides us with sorrow, defeat, hurts, new friends, and of course happiness. The last page in The Two Towers gives us suspense and a great urge to read on to find out what becomes of ... read more

  • All Hail The King!

    Oct 10, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Intricate story, deep characters.
    Cons: Can drone on a bit.

    Summary: With all regards to "Return of the King," as you may have noticed, the King, and all the other characters of the "Lord of the Rings" have taken the country! The book by J.R.R. Tolkien, is obviously loved by many people, but why is that? There ... read more

  • Gandalf the Grey know you'll love it!

    Aug 31, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful detailed story! Sucks you right in!
    Cons: A little too much background info leaves the reader annoyed at times...

    Summary: You are invited to attend Mr. Biblo Baggins' "eleventy-first" birthday... The story opens with Biblo's party, and the reader is enticed by various hints and stories refering to "The Hobbit." Tolkien takes you from here, on a journey with the "One Ring" ... read more

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