In a sleepy village in the Shire, a young hobbit is entrusted with an immense task. He must make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ruling Ring of Power – the only thing that prevents the Dark Lord’s evil dominion.
Thus begins J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic tale, which continues in The Two Towers and The Return of the King
-Taken from Goodreads.com
I started reading this book several times. I never made it through the birthday party. But this time, I was surprised, how much I liked the writing style and the story. Okay, I will have to admit, I saw the movies first. It is one of my favorite movies. I thought, it was too late to read the book. I already knew the story, I already had pictures of the characters and the settings in my head.
After reading it, I have to say, I was wrong. I enjoyed the read so much! I learned more about the characters and learned interesting things about the story and the history of Middle Earth.
What can I say about characters, story, setting, world building? This is a classic for a reason, and I feel that I could not say new things about this book. I can only encourage those, who are hesitant to read Tolkien’s masterpiece, to read it. Do it! But take your time. Don’t rush it. And don’t expect the journey to be over in two days. It takes them a while longer for everything in the book. But if you get used to that, it’s awesome! So good.
So, my rating for this book: 5 stars! Awesome!