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3.0 out of 5 stars
This is the Non Conformist review, 4 Feb. 2003
I am going to shock the world with this review, everyone is going to hate me and I don't care.
Why did he not give it 5 stars? Only 3? What an evil child.
I read the Fellowship when I was ten stopped at the cpouncil of elrond because it was boring saw the movie and have now read the whole thing.
It ( Lord of the Rings) is an EXTREMLY good book BUT! It is not without fault.
First of all it is rwritten in an extremly vauge manner with lots of "and then he adid this and then he went there," type writtings which is exactly how we are not supposedmto write according to my english teacher and the battles are not very descriptive when they are there at all in Moria the huge exiting battle with the Orcs was very short and went as Follows " Legolas shot two threw the throat, Gimli hewed the legs from under one and Aragorn and Boromir slew many," that is it.
No seriously and a lot of battles (Amon hen and the Ents attacking Orthanc) are reduced to characters remembering it.
The dialoge is overly complicated and would take shakespeare time to read it.
And it is also fairly racist, remember in the Two Towers those "Evil Men" with the really cool "Oliphaunts," They come from the region called Harad and are similar to Asians or Arabs also called Swertings Southrons and Haradrim
other men from Harad are black skinned and described as Troll Like and thhose men marching into the gates of Mordor ar also Asisan and are called Easterlings. One Haradrim messenger was callled "Foul" in Return of the king. When talking to my mother about this she informed me that it was ecceptable in the time it was written and Tolkien wasn't consiosly being Racist as he would be today.
Ironicly the Haradrim and Easterlings ar actualy Two of my Favorite middle Earth races.
The book whoever is incredibly eciting nontheless and some scense such as in the siege of Gondor where an Oliphaunt driven battreing ram is smashed against fences really make it worth reading.
And the depth Tolkien took to writing it creating thje languages and Squillions of years of history mae it worthy of any score any one gives it. Good but not without fault.