11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
This review is from: Bilbo's Last Song (Hardcover)
The poem itself is wonderful. The drowsy inconsistent rhymes somehow making vivid pictures of ships and waves appear in your head.
Aye, the poem itself is very good.
However, I don't feel the illustrations do the poem justice. Tolkien's favourite artist or no, just wasn't to my taste.
Perhaps you will love the pictures that accompany it? But I would buy it anyway just for the poem's sake. Something you should memorise for a nice long walk.