"A brilliant book for philosophical reference and understanding. The plot seems unexciting at first but soon comes to mirror the philosophies themselves -really clever, once you get your head round it!"
"I find that the fairy-tale tone to LOTR means it benefits from being narrated (ie on audiobook) but however you experience it, you cant fail to be in awe of the depth and detail of Tolkien's creation."
"An original and unusual story imaginatively told about a shipwrecked boy and a Bengal tiger. A fantasy based on realism -a somewhat unusual subject for a Booker prize winner but certainly well worthy."