The Fellowship of the Ring
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Lord of the Rings Part 1
I have finally finished The Fellowship of the Ring. Like any classic, it has a lot of depth to the plot, characters, and world building. I often felt like I was reading and reading but going nowhere, only to be suddenly taken by world and characters again as I travelled through he pages with Frodo and his hobbit friends.
The world which J. R. R. Tolkien develops, is the captivating asset of this novel. The story is about a hobbits journey as he tries to destroy the ruling ring of power but I found the world being developed around him, as the author started the hobbits journey that proceeds in the next two novels, intrigued me more than the plot. I have watched the movies and I can't help but watch the world behind those either.
I loved the characters. It all started with The Hobbit... I could read about the little hobbits and never grow tired. I thought the dark riders were a little dull. In the movies they seemed to be much more lively, dark, and scary. I didn't find this matched up with my imagination while reading the novel. I often find it interesting that 10 people can read a book and all get a different vision. We all watch the same movie on screen but not so in our heads while reading. This was the case for me when it came to envisioning the hobbits, dark riders and wizards. My head just didn't go the depths of character creation which the movies did. So, if you read this and envision the characters different from the movies, leave me a comment I would love to hear how you imagined them.
Overall, a good read. A long read! But a good solid classical novel. Just like any classic I have picked, they far out weigh the language, structure and style of today's books and I had to keep reading till the end to get a fill grasp of the plot. I have the next two books here to read, but I will take a break from the Middle-earth for a while and read some of the lighter books awaiting my eyes.
In the sleepy village in the Shire, a young hobbit is entrusted with an immense task. He must make a perilous journey across Middle-earth tot he cracks of doom, there to destroy the Ruling Ring of Power - the only thing that prevents the Dark Lord's evil domination.
Thus begins J. R. R Tolkien's classic tale, which continues in The Two Towers and The Return of the King.