Book :: The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
By: J. R. R. Tolkien
Pages: 1285
Published: 1954
Genre(s): Fantasy
Rating: (36)


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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, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to...

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forline forline

I read for the first time right out of college and again out loud for each of my boys in early elementary school. My daughter wasn't interested in continuing the tradition.

Jan 4th, 2018

sanayhs sanayhs

Nov 11th, 2017

justinwolfe82 justinwolfe82

Just simply a memorable book that I can read over and over again. It's hard to read other fantasy after loving these books for years and years.

May 26th, 2017

Hammer2665 Hammer2665

May 24th, 2017

Portia Portia

Mar 12th, 2017

Trappalapp Trappalapp

Jul 3rd, 2016

Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

Do I really have to justify this ?

Jun 1st, 2016

braigwen-the-scholar braigwen-the-scholar

Sentimental and cliché as it sounds, this book (and Tolkien's other works) changed my life, and it is my continuing delight that they continued to be treasured and discovered by each new generation.

Apr 24th, 2016

Whiteheart Whiteheart

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dkbunnell dkbunnell

Feb 25th, 2015

LosWochos LosWochos

Jan 21st, 2015

fedork fedork

I must admit I came to this story with a significant bias. I already love the tale, I'm a generally positive and easy-to-please individual, and I found the books were no disappointment. I loved the depth of the story not offered in the movies, and I loved the character of Tom Bombadil. Overall, it was wonderful to finally read the stories that started the whole thing!

Jan 2nd, 2015

jwk jwk

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Anca Anca

Nov 27th, 2014

krisxtina krisxtina

Oct 6th, 2014

Gladieraurelius Gladieraurelius

This book is very well-written, I recommend it to those who enjoy adventure books.

Aug 4th, 2014

acpac2004 acpac2004

Jul 25th, 2014

laros76 laros76

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Fede Fede

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ibastias ibastias

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Dec 4th, 2013


These books are incredibly slow moving lore loaded imagination fests. The Hobbit is much faster paced. I'd recommend reading it first (it is the prequel after all) then see how you feel about reading the lord of the rings trilogy.

Nov 17th, 2013

red13x red13x

Not as awful as I thought it would be, seeing as this isn't normally my chosen genre. I actually found it easy enough to read and get into, albeit a massive 3 in 1 book!

Nov 6th, 2013

tomfantini tomfantini

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toralinda toralinda

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aola aola

Jul 21st, 2013

Applejack Applejack

An absolutely fabulous follow up to the adventure in The Hobbit. Wonderful characters, grand adventures, brilliant battles and a remarkable journey. A few parts dragged on a bit, but stick it out. As a whole it's very worth the time to read.

Jun 5th, 2013

rconawa rconawa

This story begins with The Hobbit so read that first. The story is long, complex and unbelievable in the richness of the characters and plot. I think this is one of the most imaginative and wonderful books ever written.

Mar 25th, 2013

TheUberKevlar TheUberKevlar

Don't know why this is so far down the list. :P Great books!

Feb 15th, 2013

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58th on 100 Books of the Century by Le Monde

64th on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

2nd on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

100th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph

1st on The Big Read by BBC

1st on Books of the Century by Waterstone

35th on Top 100 Books by Newsweek

10th on 100 Books of the Past Century by Koen Books

8th on Top 100 Books by Harvard Book Store