The Lord of the RingseBook - 2005
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AL_RACHEL Nov 17, 2017
L.O.T.R. buried me so deeply in rich descriptions of setting, plot, and internal dialogue. I wanted to stay lost in this world far longer than the 1,100 pages allowed me to.
Tolkien's depth of story is mind blowing. It brings such a great feeling that Tolkien coined a term for it. "Eucatastrophe: the sudden happy turn in a story which pierces you with a joy that brings tears (which I argued it is the highest function of fairy-stories to produce)." AL_JOSHUAS
AL_JOSHUAS Aug 02, 2017
How does one even begin to review this seminal work. Tolkien's depth of story is mind blowing. Every time I read it I find something new I didn't see before. Its a book that's meant to be enjoyed again and again. It brings such a great feeling that Tolkien coined his own term for it. "I coin... Read More »
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Coarse Language: The writing is in high English so at times can be coarse and hard to read, one of the main reasons that Twilight is sooooooo good is because it uses simple, easy to understand language for a mom.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: Frightening creatures and disturbing images.
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“Eomer said, 'How is a man to judge what to do in such times?'
As he has ever judged,' said Aragorn. 'Good and evil have not changed since yesteryear, nor are they one thing among Elves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house.” -The Two Towers
“For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.” -The Return of the King
“Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.” -The Fellowship of the Ring
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