Tuesday, March 8, 2011

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

(I'm going to keep this review extremely brief since I will be writing a more detailed review for the entire trilogy as one.)

Five-second summary: Frodo given Ring, Fellowship joins together to aid him on his journey, mountains crossed, alot of walking, elves, orcs, and the Fellowship splits.

Pros: Great character development, excellent prose, attention to detail is almost unsurpassed
Cons: Sometimes difficult to follow places/characters being referred too, a bit too much walking/not enough fighting

Overall: While it drags a bit in parts, The Fellowship of the Ring sets the table perfectly for the following two novels. I give it four and a half stars out of five.