Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” —Groucho Marx

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Two Towers by J R R Tolkein--a challenge review

I am so excited!    I was able to finish book two of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy AND I finished before Noah did.     He was so close to finishing first, but he told me he doesn't read while on break......
SAY WHAT?    Well that just spurned this ole Grandma on to new heights of glory.     I finshed first, I finished first.     And don't think I am too great to brow beat...now we need to watch the movie, but we can't, cause he hasn't finished!    Lol!!!

I love my Noah!


The Fellowship was scattered. Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman. Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor–the dark Kingdom where Sauron was supreme. Their guide was Gollum, deceitful and lust-filled, slave to the corruption of the Ring. Thus continues the magnificent, bestselling tale of adventure begun in The Fellowship of the Ring, which reaches its soul-stirring climax in The Return of the King.


I have enjoyed this action packed fantasy adventure in oh so many ways...Noah's reaction and our discussions have topped the list of my enjoyment, but also how one man can have so much imagination as to create this world of middle earth and the characters and races that inhabit it.   Wish I could harness my imagination in such a way.
I have trembled at the encounter of orcs and shuddered as the characters walked into cities left barren my overtaxing the fruits of the earth.    I delighted in reading of oliphants and I'm sure my nose turned up at descriptions of Gollum, although I do tend to love animals.    I also smiled at the relationship between Frodo and Sam as they journeyed, with only themselves for comfort.

Part one of this book focused on the remaining companions as they journeyed with the white wizard and part two was focused on Frodo and Sam's journey.   It is excellent fantasy--the best fantasy, although for me, it is is not a book I can pick up and expect to finish quickly.     I rated this a 4 wink read!


Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  

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