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Review: The Lord of the Rings

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Sofrina Hinton

The old adage that "change is inevitable" is a message oft repeated, rephrased and expanded, from the ancient philosopher Heraclitus to the Terminator movies. But none has ever said it with quite the passion and resonance of JRR Tolkien in his groundbreaking opus, THE LORD OF THE RINGS. This lengthy sequel to THE HOBBIT, mistakenly considered a trilogy due to its being published in three parts ... Read full review

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User Review  - WolfORourc - www.librarything.com

My absolute favorite story, but as an adult I have a hard time with the heavy use of passive voice and the simple verbs. Granted, Tolkien wrote the book for children, but I can only give 4 stars for the language and the slow passages. Read full review

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User Review  - williemeikle - www.librarything.com

This book changed my life. Before it I was a spotty 14 year old hooked on my science studies. Then I read LOTR, and, at the same time, discovered women existed and.....but thats enough of that. You ... Read full review

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User Review  - DelightedLibrarian - LibraryThing

Fell in love with these books the first time I randomly took them off the library shelf when I was 11. I recently reread them and was re-amazed at the depth of the characters, the principles of truth and the inspiration to act according to what is right rather than easy or what we might want. Read full review

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User Review  - TysonAdams - LibraryThing

This could have been a fantastic book. But that would have required a more concise writing style. I think I personally experienced every year of the journey. Read full review

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User Review  - wordsampersand - www.librarything.com

After almost three years (I think?) of reading this, I'm done. Glad I took my time to savor it. Read full review

User Review  - cmknox1 - Overstock.com

Great gift for the grandchildren Read full review

User Review  - Kenneth G. - Overstock.com

Purchased this as a gift, the look on her face.....Priceless Read full review

Great books great set

User Review  - Jason B. - Overstock.com

Beautiful book set for a great set of books. Read full review

Beautiful book

User Review  - Wendy s. - Overstock.com

Gorgeous book! Well worth the price. Read full review

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