“The Fellowship of the Ring” By J.R.R. Tolkien Review

Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power – the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring – the ring that rules them all – which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

I needed to be honest here and admit that I never watched the Lord of the rings movies. I’ve tried couple of times to watch the first movie but I shouldn’t couldn’t finish it in the end. This fact made me super sceptical to this book and this series because I was expecting that it would happen the same thing as with the movies but to my surprise it didn’t. 

The writing is quite outdated I needed to admit. The old English in this book is so thick and it kept distracting me while I was reading book. But of course this is the thing which happens over time so I can’t trash this book over this.

The plot itself here was good but it really didn’t drag me into it, of course I’ve enjoyed it a good deal but while reading this entire book I felt that something was missing from the plot. 

The thing which annoyed me the most with this book was the songs and poems if you will in every chapter which really made me want to burn this book in the fireplace. These songs and poems were really annoying and distracting for me 

Most of the characters in this book were interesting and super enjoyable but there were some characters which annoyed me. But I’ve liked the main characters in this book.

I personally felt like there should be more action here. The action in the form of a battle with the Orcs and I really wished to see more of them in this book and not just couple of lines about them here and there.

I give this book 4 / 5

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