|By:||J. R. R. Tolkien|
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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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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.
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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.
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Do I really have to justify this ?
Jun 1st, 2016
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.
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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!
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This book is very well-written, I recommend it to those who enjoy adventure books.
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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
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!
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Jun 6th, 2013
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
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
Don't know why this is so far down the list. :P Great books!
Feb 15th, 2013
The Lord of the Rings appears on these lists...
40th on Rival 100 Best Novels by Radcliffe
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