>Lord of the Rings Trilogy by R R Tolkein
The world is divided into two. Those who have read the book and those who are going to read it.”
A quote similar to this appeared on the back cover of the book. After reading the book, now, it is time to tell if this book really stands up to the words.
The book is about 1030 odd pages of vivid description of a place unknown to us called middle earth. We never know if such a place exists but on reading the book, you sure can be; a place named middle earth does exists, somewhere unknown. The book is slow paced, so people who like the fast moving books like the ‘DaVinci Code’ may not find this book interesting. For those who like to read the book with vivid imagination, this book is just more than what you can ask for. Let your mind be free to feel the mood of various characters like Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin. Not only do u have the vision to view what they see and speak, you also have the luxury to peep into their thoughts and desires. Such is the extent of description. However, there are two sides of the coin. When such descriptions come up, the content that we don’t savor makes the reader feel that the story is dragging. The description is more poetic in the beginning that makes it even more touchy.
The middle earth is occupied by hobbits, elves, ents, orcs, dwarfs and men and many of what I can’t remember. But I am not going to give a glimpse into any. All I can say is that there is a ring of power beyond all powers of middle earth which accidentally falls into Frodo’s uncles hands. The ring is handed over to Frodo who is unknown to the powers of the ring. Frodo is made aware of its vicious powers by Grandaf. The book narrates the epic journey taken up by Frodo to destroy the ring. By summarizing all these in the few words, I can say that I have murdered the book in cold blood. That’s true, because there are several adventures and landscapes that are vividly explained given u a feel that you were there and I have been too cruel to summarize in this way.
I cannot say that this book is a must read for everyone, but for avid readers this is a golden book with golden words.