Monday, November 07, 2011

Book Review: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

I recently read the whole series, I only wrote a "review" on The Return of the King, but what (little) I had to say there applies to the whole series.

The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings, #3)The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Own.

An epic struggle between good and evil; dark and light.

I was interested to compare the books with the movies, and as good as the movies were Tolkien's plot and execution are better.

The Christian themes, actions, thought processes of the characters were on the surface and an encouragement.

Buried low was discussion and example of teaching and mentoring that encouraged my thoughts in several places (noting them would have been smart, but I just wanted to *read*)

I'm glad I didn't really read this seriously until now.  (I've read the series before, but don't remember really anything from previous reading). 



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1 comment:

  1. Eric read this series aloud a few years back. We'll have to do it again & I should pay better attention. :)

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