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“The Two Towers” by J. R. R. Tolkien

Friday, July 15, 2011 - Book Reading
“The Two Towers” by J. R. R. Tolkien

Back of the Book:

Frodo and the Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in the battle with an evil spirit in the Mines of Moria; and at the Falls of Rauros, Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape the rest of the company were attacked by Orcs. Now they continue their journey alone down the great River Anduin – alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go. J.R.R. Tolkien’s great work of imaginative fiction has been labelled both a heroic romance and a classic fantasy fiction. By turns comic and homely, epic and diabolic, the narrative moves through countless changes of scene and character in an imaginary world which is totally convincing in its detail.

From The Observer:

“Tolkien’s invention of strange peoples, curious incidents, miraculous doings, is poured out in this second volume of his trilogy as exuberantly and convincingly, in a dreamlike way, as ever. As the story goes on the world of the Ring grows more vast and mysterious or comic. The story is superb.”

Pages: 416

Published: 1954

Format Read: ebook

[xrr rating=5.0/5]

The very worst thing about this book is Gollum. I know his history and whatnot, but he gives me the heebie-jeebies!

The very best thing about this book is the journey and all the characters and species we meet. Tolkien’s world is soo incredibly detailed and wonderful!

Challenges:

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.

Occasionally Important Information:

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