26 February 2015

Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

A book review

My love: ♥♥♥♥○

Why I read this

As a goal towards my beloved, I decided to read his favorite series this year even if I dread it. And I still dread it. Though after going through a series of long and difficult books, I decided I was ready to take on this challenge.

My Thoughts

I have to say I enjoyed it better now than before. The whole Bilbo talk now made sense and I was more familiar with certain characters and places. However, I did sense, the same as with The Hobbit, a lack of dept of character. I was specially disappointed that Legolas appears very superficial half way through the book, though he was my favorite in the movies. Lady Galadriel was of more dept than he is and she just appears in a part of it, though Legolas is taking the journey with Frodo. The writing style is very good as always, though I often think I am in a theater, I guess it has to do with how old it is.

Again I am guilty of skimming through the endless pages where they don't do much but be afraid, sleep, eat and walk (or be carried from time to time). I think the books should have end up shorter if those scenes were cut through as "and they kept on going through the valley as best as they could though they were afraid, for a couple of nights and days". And then skip to the wolves action.

Final Thoughts

I still feel is a very adventured-directed book rather than emotional. I dread those "eat, sleep, walk, rinse and repeat". I do feel sorry for Frodo, so there is some connection finally there, though I try to stop myself from imagining the movie's Frodo... he just always makes me giggle, as I think awkward of  Elijah Wood's head in a tiny hobbit body and his twisted crying face... yea. I'll leave it at that. I am pretty sure the series picks up character-wise later on.

Reading Progress: February 18, 2015 – February 25, 2015

8 days... I aimed at 7, but good enough :) Enjoyable, well written, but lacking dept.

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