I have been returning lately, to a myriad of my favorite series as of late, and The Lord of the Rings is no exception. I have been a fan of Tolkien’s works for many, many years, and one of my favorites has to be the beginning of his most famous trilogy.
The Fellowship of the Ring is a prime example of Tolkien’s writing in that you feel that you are there. The descriptions are full and flowing, and it sometimes feels as if he himself were a Hobbit, in how much delight he takes in describing food, the view, and events. His books are not for everyone I will admit, and if you have a shorter attention span, you may find yourself getting lost.
However, I cannot seem to put his works down. Following the hobbits out of the shire, meeting the likes of Tom Bombadil, (a character not mentioned in the films), running from the Ring Wraiths, all of it paints for me, a picture of a world I would absolutely leap to visit, given the opportunity.
I won’t cover too much of the plot, but I will say that while I adore the films for what they are (especially the extended editions), there is definitely something to be said about letting your mind slip into Middle Earth through the words of JRR Tolkien. A must read for those that truly enjoy a good fantasy adventure.