Book Review: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Title: The Fellowship of the Ring
Publication Info: George Allen & Unwin, 1954

I read this book aloud (along with my wife) to my daughter for the first time.  It’s still a classic, imaginative adventure that I remember.  Although there are some slow and boring parts when reading to a 9-year-old.  You begin to notice how tedious the lists of names and places and the songs and poems are when you’re reading aloud.  Nevertheless, we had a good time reading it and are looking for to the more action-oriented The Two Towers next.

Rating: *****

2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

  1. My dad started reading this to me when I was a kid. Unfortunately, he passed away before we could finish it. I have to admit The Lord of the Rings is a bit slow paced for a children’s book, and a lot of the story went right over my head when I was young. But my gosh, that book made an impression! My lifelong love for language and for literature began then, even if at the time I didn’t fully grasp what was going on in the story.

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  2. I’m glad you have that memory of your father. I didn’t read Tolkien for the first time until I was college-aged. I wanted to start with The Hobbit for my daughter since it’s more child-friendly writing, but she was insistent on The Lord of the Rings.


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