Review: The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Not always a good book, but always a *great* one. There’s nothing I can say that will persuade you to change your mind on it, which is perhaps key to its greatness. This is, simply, one of the iconic books of the 20th century. I read it annually from age 10 until the first movie came out, and hadn’t picked it up since: time has not dulled its impact, scope, and breathtaking ambition (nor, should I add, has it limited its flaws).

One of the great works of modern literature.

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