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This review is from: The Silmarillion (Kindle Edition)
This book is a person's life work and a masterpiece in my opinion.
I know it has a reputation for being a hard book to get into as there is such an array of names to keep track of. But if one is interested in the back story found in The Hobbit and especially The Lord of the Rings, then this is the book for you. For me Tolkien created the most real world 'other' world of any author before or since.
For those finding this book tough going i would recommend writing down the names of some of the places and people, or bringing up a map of the place on their laptop (i was reading the e-book) or if reading the physical book then the option still remains.
I have read this book a fair number of times now and i have found it to get better at each read - certain stories - Beren and Luthien are excellent and worthy of being standalone novels in their own right.
The only problem with The Silmarillion is it leaves you wanting more!