Haven’t done one of these for a while, but I assure you that I have been reading. I actually finished these books a couple months ago, but I guess I was lazy and didn’t feel like writing about them. Actually, I still feel a little lazy, so don’t expect too much.
The Lord of the Rings. We watched the movies, so I had to re-read the books. Had to. Started with “The Hobbit,” then progressed through “The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Two Towers,” and “The Return of the King.” What can I say about this granddaddy (or at least granduncle) of modern fantasy epics? If you haven’t read it, you probably aren’t on the internet to read my blog.
Though maybe a bit slow to modern tastes, it’s good, it’s engrossing, it has amazing world building, and I still can’t get over how they left out the ending in the movies.
I give the four books a collective 9.5/10