Monday, June 21, 2010

Review: The Lord of the Rings

My husband is a big Lord of the Rings fan and he convinced me to read them. Usually I am not a big fan of science fiction or action books, but I liked this series okay. I started with The Hobbit. It is by far the easiest book to read, as it was written more for kids. I really liked The Hobbit and it got me excited to read the rest of the series. I read The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers a few months ago, and by then I was burnt out on the series. Last week I came across the third book and decided to finish the series. The first book was pretty good, but I did not like it as much as I liked The Hobbit. The second book was pretty boring. I happened to have the whole series on audio book and I listened to most of the second book. I found that listening to it was a good way to get through it. Normally I don't finish a book if I am not enjoying it, but I wanted to see how the series ended. The Return of the King, the third book, was okay, and better than the second one. I really loved how Tolkien created this whole world and different races. I can see how people can get so into these books. I did enjoy them, but parts of them were a struggle to get through. I did like them better than most other science fiction books I have read. Plus, now that I've read them, the hubby and I can watch the movies.


  1. That's so funny as I also have a husband who is a Lord of the rings fanatic, and I have tried to read the books and watch the movies but can't. But maybe I should start with the Hobbit at least like you did. Thanks.

  2. I am the LOTR fanatic in our house. I read the books for the first time about 20 years ago. I devoured them. Stayed awake till 4 am because I couldn't stop reading. I didn't have a lot of hope for the movies because I always find movies based on books disappointing, but oh my gosh!! I love them. I have the extended editions so when I watch all 3 it takes 12 hours. I've watched them several times but it's been awhile now so I'm feeling like it might be time to have a Lord Of The Rings day soon! I wish you could have enjoyed them as much as I do, but we're all different and that's what makes reading, and blogging, so interesting. Have a great weekend, Dianne