book reviews, The Lord of the rings

The Fellowship of the ring


“Filled with marvels and strange terrors… an extraordinary, distinguished piece of work.”

-New York Herald Tribute

“For anyone who likes the genre to which it belongs, the Heroic quest, I cannot imagine a more wonderful Christmas present… No fiction I have read in the last five years has given me more joy than the Fellowship of the ring”

-W. H. Auden, The new York Times Book Reviews

“Brilliant in its telling as it is broad in its scope… An exciting good book, and far more than Fantasy to us, who have come into possession of the Great Ring of Power, and have turned back one assault of the shadow only to see it, as Gandalf warned, ‘take another shape and grow again.’ “

What’s the book about:

The dark fearsome Ringwraiths are searching fora Hobbit. Frodo Baggins knows that they are seeking him and the ring he bears – the ring of power that will enable evil Sauron to destroy all that is good in Middle-earth. Now it is up to to Frodo and his faithful servant, Sam, with a small band of companions, to carry the ring to the one place it can be destroyed: Mount Doom, in the very center of Sauron’s realm. This begins J. R. R. Tolkien’s classic the Lord of the rings, which continues in The two towers and the return of the king.

What I think of the book:

One day, Since I had been very good at a place, just sitting down and reading Percy Jackson: sea of monsters ( which is a really good book, by the way), my parents said they would buy anything about $15.00 or under. At the time I been wanting to watch the Lord of the rings trilogy, and I’ve also been wanting to read the books too, so I chose a Lord of the rings/the hobbit boxed set. It was over $15.00, like About $18.00, but my parents got it for me anyway for me, because they love me. On the day it came, I finished Percy Jackson book: Sea of Monsters (which, by the way, was a really good book), and walked out dog for the first time (wasn’t a good one). I began with the hobbit, but after a couple of chapters, I got kind of bored, and decided to read the fellowship of the ring. To tell the truth, the Lord of the rings trilogy was what I actually wanted to read. But then I went back to the hobbit, and weeks later, I went back to fellowship of the ring, but then after a couple of Pages, I went back to the hobbit, and then a couple days later, I finished it. Luckily, I also had The Lord of the rings with me as well as The hobbit, so after I finished the Hobbit, I immediately began reading where I left off in the Lord of the rings. I thought it was definitely a bit darker. My favorite characters were Tom Bombadil, Gandalf the grey, and Legolas in this book. There were many differences in Tue book and movie. Most of the the stuff Boromir said in the movie at the council of Elrond were when he went all crazy and tried to take the ring from Frodo in the book. And Boromir doesn’t even die until The two towers. But in my opinion, the book was an excellent read. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Fantasy and adventure.

The hobbit, The Lord of the rings

Lotr vs Harry potter

You probably read or watch Harry potter. You may even be part of a Harry potter fan club. But for me and my family, NO WAY!

My parents don’t like Harry potter, because it literally tells us like, spells and stuff. And our parents don’t want Sorcery or magic in our house.

Which is why we have something better: THE LORD OF THE RINGS!

I have all the movies, all the books, the hobbit, and 2 hobbit movies (battle of the five armies is going to come soon). But you’re probably asking me, “but dude, there’s a wizard in the Lord of the rings, too.” Well, yes, there is a wizard in the stories, but they never recite spells, and the movies are not a journey through magic, like Harry potter. And in the movies we do hear Gandalf and Saruman recite spells, but they usually recite them in a really deep voice, and in a different language. But I’ve seen some trailers for Harry potter movies (just the trailers, no movies), and while it is hard to understand the spells, I think my parents told me of a Harry potter spell book. That is, I think there is a spell book.

Also the villains. Appearances add to your fear of the villains. I googled Volgemort ( sometimes I ask this girl in my class about the books, just to be nice, and she tells me about the books), and he doesn’t look that scary. First off, he’s bald. My dad’s bald, and I’m not scared of him. Also, look at his nose! Well, I don’t have images of the bad guys, so just Google it. Anyway, back to the nose. It’s so small. *Oh no, Volgemort is here! Hope he doesn’t try to smell me, or give me a haircut!* but he may be a very powerful villain. Just not intimidating. But for Says in, now there’s a terrible villain with a frightening image. You might not think it’s scary, but boy, you can’t deny that he looks evil! Now I want you to Google Sauron. Look at the horns sprouting out of his head, and the eye holes, I’m not even sure if he even has eyes, or if he’s even human! And J. R. R. Tolkien , author of the lotr books, takes a harmless, tiny ring, and makes it the most dangerous object in all of middle-earth ( the world this world takes place at). They do the same thing for the hobbits. In the books, Hobbits are known to not be very adventurous creatures, and are inclined to be fat, and walk bear footed.

Well, which one do you like the most? Take the Poll and we’ll see which one is the best. In your opinion.