Friday, June 6, 2014

The Fellowship of the Ring

360973Goodreads Synopsis:    The Fellowship of the Ring is the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure, The Lord of the Rings.

Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plan for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen in the hands of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins.

In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose.

My Thoughts:

-    I love this series! It has been a part of my life since I was small. My father and brother read The Hobbit to me for the first time when I was 5, and I've loved Middle Earth and all it's inhabitants since. 

-    I enjoy all the songs. What would Tolkien be without the songs? His songs are iconic!

-    Bilbo's ironic parting gifts are hilarious! I laughed at each one.

-    I will NEVER forgive Frodo for selling Bag End, and especially to the Sackville-Bagginses!

-    I loved every part that mentioned characters or events from The Hobbit. I really enjoyed the part where Bilbo and Gloin catch up.

-    I like where the book ends. I know there is more, so I'm okay with how Tolkien left things. The fellowship broke up, but each party has their own new adventure.

-    Even though Tolkien is a heavier read, I enjoy his style. I like how he describes things.

-    Alan Lee's illustrations are stupendously awesome! I love them! I think it was genius for Peter Jackson to create Middle Earth through Alan Lee's eyes.


  1. I agree with you on everything except the songs, lol. ;) But, they are growing on me!

  2. Confession: When I read this book I skim the songs and poems and what not! I just have never liked poetry and of course the songs are like poetry to me.

  3. I confess, I did the same as Angela did when I last read The Fellowship of the Rings. I think it might be time for a reread, in which case I'll give the songs another try!