“The Fellowship of the Ring” by J. R. R. Tolkien

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - Book Reading
“The Fellowship of the Ring” by J. R. R. Tolkien

Back of the Book:

Frodo Baggins knew the Ringwraiths were searching for him–and the Ring of Power he bore that would enable Sauran to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it was up to Frodo and his faithful servant Sam to carry the Ring to where it could be detroyed–in the very center of Sauron’s dark kingdom.

Commercial Review:

‘The English-speaking world is divided into those who have read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit and those who are going to read them.’ Sunday Times ‘A story magnificently told, with every kind of colour and movement and greatness.’ New Statesman ‘Masterpiece? Oh yes, I’ve no doubt about that.’ Evening Standard

Pages: 398

Published: 1954-07-24

Format Read: ebook

[xrr rating=5/5]

Honestly, I can’t give an unbiased review about this book. I also can’t really say why it’s soo awesome. It’s a perfect escape from reality.

I think everyone know the basics of the story: Bilbo (from “The Hobbit“) passes along his ring of invisibility to Frodo; Frodo and some of his buddies head out on an adventure spurred on by Gandalf; some fun and dangerous things happen; they reach Rivendell with Strider acting as a bodyguard; the council decide the ring must be destroyed by being thrown into a volcano and Frodo volunteers to bring it; Frodo and Sam leave the rest of the group to continue alone; Gandalf pops in occasionally throughout the story.

That is Fellowship in a nutshell. Seems lame, huh? That’s because the above was written by me, not Tolkien. I’m sure if Tolkien had written this “in a nutshell” segment that it would be amazing! Just like his book! :-D

The very worst thing about this book is that it isn’t real. *sob*

The very best thing about this book is Gandalf! I know he’s kind of in anad out, but I love Gandalf!


This book will be placed under the 2011 E-Book Reading Challenge, the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge, and the Lord of the Rings Read-Along.

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