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Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

Review by noire

Okay, Caly told me that in order to be eligable for FotY you have to write book reviews so I thought I'd start with the book I'm reading -- Tolkien's Fellowship of the Ring. I've had a lot of people tell me I have to read Tolkien and to be honest I only gave in a started the series because I saw the trailer for the movies and thought it looked really really really cool. Now, as the cartoon of the Hobit scared me as a child I refuse to read that book (i know what happens anyways) which is just as well since I have it on good faith that LotRs is better. What do i think, you ask? Well... To be fair I'm only a little over halfway into the first book so maybe I'll change my mind, but I find it incredibly boring. I'll concede that the prose is nice, but the dialogue is killing me! The character's conversation reads worse than 5th graders receiting Shakespeare! Did I mention I'm over halfway through the book? So far we've met a handful of hobits (Frodo Baggins and a couple others who so far haven't done anything to be worthy of being named), a Wizard, and innkeeper, some dark figures on horses who scare the begeezus out of the good characters in the book, a weird earth-god, and a mysterious heir named Strider. Our handful of characters has traversed a land that occasionally doesn't want to be traversed and run away from a few shadows, made a few speaches and receited far too much poetry. I'm halfway through the book and to put it bluntly, nothing has happened.

Hopefully I'll be able to finish the series before the first movie comes out. I Only have a year and a half to do so, but if the plot continues at this pace I fear I shant make it.

A Less Than Complimentary Review courtesy of noire.

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