The best book I've ever read.,
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This review is from: The Silmarillion (Paperback)
I enjoyed reading the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and was intrigued to learn more about Middle Earth, so I bought this book and it didn't disappoint. This book is different from The Lord of the Rings in that there is little narrative on the detail, and it discusses the course of events over a long period through the creation of the universe to the end of the first age. This means there is a lot of stuff going on, and it is like a set of smaller interrelated stories. Some readers might find the sheer number of characters and features to the story to be confusing but there is an index at the back of the book which makes it easier.
Some people may have found Tolkien's legendarium fascinating but also found the Lord of the Rings to be too slow and detailed. In that case I think they will enjoy this book, even if they found the Lord of the Rings tedious.