The Lord of the rings by J.R.R Tolkien, Finished reading on 9th August 2013
“Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men, doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.”
Considering my love for fantasy novels, I do not understand how the bloody hell, this novel was lying in my shelf for the last 5 years and I never even bothered to even lift it and flip the cover all this while. All thanks to the funky looking new box set of Lord of the Rings which I got recently, for making me read this one.
Lotr, a fantasy novel about the adventures of four hobbits from a lovely town called Shire. The novel starts with such a beautiful picture of Shire, that you fall in love with these little Halflings immediately. As these four travels around the kingdom, an unimaginable array of landscapes and elvish wonders are described in an enchanting way.
As the story goes by, things get darker and murkier. The surroundings of the journey of the ring bearer and his comrade, reflects the mood of the story in many ways. Starting from the brighter Shire, in the end, they reach the gloomy Mont doom, where their destiny waits them.
Every story will have a character who clings to your mind even after you finish reading that story. Here, Its Aragorn for me. The one who comes into the story as a untidy and dangerous wanderer, quickly makes way into your hearts. <Spoilers> The King indeed has all the humility and wisdom need by the true lord of Gondor. I loved this character and most of the times, I devoured the parts where Aragorn was there than any other chapters of the book. May be it’s the superficial subtleness and the underlying courage of this character which attracted me! Nevertheless Viggo Mortensen got a loyal fan for sure.
Its one book which I would recommend to any one who love fantasy novels, who love to build things in the mind and feel how wonderful they are. One strong suggestion is please wait for the book series to finish of before jumping to the film series.
Would love to give a 5/5