I’m new to this blogging game so here goes.
Would I say this book is something I couldn’t put down? No. Would I say this book is an extraordinary work of imagination? Absolutely. The Fellowship of the Ring takes fantasy to a new level.
However, I have to admit that the first 100 pages or so are incredibly slow. It does take some perseverance but it is worth the effort. It’s the perfect book to lose yourself in, full of elves and hobbits and dwarves, Middle Earth is the perfect escape from reality.
The sequel to The Hobbit, The Fellowship of the Ring surrounds Frodo Baggins, Bilbo’s nephew as he tries to take the One Ring to safety in the Elven kingdom of Rivendell. As he sets off on his journey, along with fellow hobbits Merry, Pippin and Samwise Gamgee, the quartet encounter a series of misadventures, eventually being saved by the eccentric Tom Bombadil, they reach Bree, where they meet the mysterious Strider, who agrees to travel with them. To find out the rest, you shall have to read the book! (or at least watch the film!)
My overall conclusion is that even though the beginning is a bit of hard slog, persevere because Middle Earth is worth it.
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
PS: Sorry for the awful review, they will get better, I promise!