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on January 23, 2004
I first read the three volumes of the lord of the Ring when I was a child back in early 1980. I have since lost the books from that time So I bought this reprinting of the story. I am sorry to see that key facts about the story are missing.
Don't get me wrong this story is legendary and a must read. But as a collectors item it does not measure up. There are ommited or changed scenes changes in the book concerning the underhanded dealing the ring plays on Frodo in the Bar and what ever happened to the elven roop that Sam had? It was never used. Also a lot of the poetry has been removed.
If you have never read this book before you will not know that I am talking about and so no worries. It really is a great story. I bought it as I wanted a copy for my liftime. It is a story that will last the ages.
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on February 16, 2002
I just thought that this trilogy overly comsumed by words. it was a novel that could have been about three-hundred pages shorter in mimd. I finished the book, out of determation and interest in it, but found that At times I didn't think I'd ever get through it... the movies were the thing that made me most interested in finally reading it, outside of four years of three of my best friends Raving almost daily for their love of this book. I guess that fanasy isn't my thing, although I do get into it, I just like more the ainti- hero Novels more. All in all, it was a good book, wordy yes, but I can't take anything away from it's statius as a classic.
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on February 16, 2002
I just thought that this trilogy overly comsumed by words. it was a novel that could have been about three-hundred pages shorter in retrospect. I finished the book, out of determation and interest in it, but found that At times I didn't think I'd ever get through it... the movies were the big thing that made interested me enough to finally reading it. Outside of four years of three of my best friends Raving almost daily, over their love of this book. Although I do get into Fanasy, I just like more the ainti-hero Novels more. All in all, it was a good book, wordy yes, but I can't take anything away from it's statius as a classic.
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on January 13, 2002
Acknowledging Tolkien's brilliance as a writer (he writes very, very well) and linguist (innovative) and accepting that a truly great imaginative mind wrote this book, I found _The Lord of the Rings_ to be a turgid trudge of a read. Thoroughly and utterly disappointing.
It's interesting for the first 700 pages. Thereafter I couldn't wait for it to finally end.
I completely lost interest in _The Return of the King_ -- the first two books of the trilogy were moderately interesting.
A good cure for insomnia, makes a very good door-stop. I hope the movie is better than the book.
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LOTR is a whole century masterpiece! Tolkien's writing is
magnificient! No doubt about that! I'd say his genre is so much better
than of Rowling's but who's to compare, right? It'll be like comparing
down to who's the better teen performers in the music business:
Aguilera or Spears and we'd end up BOTH! I'd read the trilogy and was
so fascinated at the story and the genre Tolkien had created (like I
said it was magnificient and may I say that again!) BUT then again
it's the quite poor quality of this book: The Collector's Edition...
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on November 27, 2001
I love fantasy,realy. I just dont see though what was so great. a quarter of the way through it i was beating myself over the head with the book. all i was thinking was "this could be said in half the words" he takes to long to get to the point. Its not because i cant read well,im in the 4th grade and am doing seven page book reports on the crystal shard (R.A Salvatore, a good writer)its just a boring trilogy.the only reason i gave this a three and not a one is because it was his work that created the genre.
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on October 9, 2001
This book a great book if you like action fantasy books. Also if you like elves and dwarves then this is defenitly a book you should read. It's an action packed book with even some scary parts in it. The story is kind of confusing to follow. Also in some of the parts there are some boring parts where there are lots of diffrent conversations, which are very long and boring. I think this is more of an adult book than a child book because it's kind of confusing. Anyway it's a great book.
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on April 3, 1999
After reading the compelling book The Fellowship of the Ring, I of course went on to read The Two Towers. I must say I was a little disappointed by this second book. The plot was very slow, and most of the book was just the group walking and wandering. Now don't get me wrong - this is a must-read if you are ever to complete the trilogy. It's just a little tough to get through. The book is at it's best just near the end.
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on April 8, 2002
First, this comment is about the edition not "the book" which I am a fateful fan.
The edition as a cover and as a set is ok but When you open the books you see that paper isn't quite white and the letter are not very clear. I am not saying that the edition is bad, not at all, It's just not good enough for a book you pretend to have in your personal library for many year.
I hope this warning can help you.
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on April 22, 2002
After reading this book, I found it lacking in a couple areas.
I mean, i need contant action or suspence. The first part of this book failed. I was about ready to stop reading until i got to Mordor with Frodo and Sam. Thats where the action is focks. Other than that, it has a good plot and good detail. I give it 3 out of 4 stars.
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