The Lord of the Rings
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Let's face it--even some adults find Tolkien's mammoth fantasy a daunting mouthful but children now have this special seven-book box set of The Lord of The Rings to make the epic tale just that bit easier to chew on. Split into its seven constituent parts, these slim volumes tell the ageless tale of young Frodo's quest to destroy The Ring and defeat the forces of evil. It's beautifully presented in a black presentation box with the movie logo and an illustration on the side and the spines of the books also form the movie logo. A contemporary look and plenty of "cool appeal" will grab kids' interest and ensure they don't miss out on reading this classic of the genre. --Jonathan Weir --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
‘Extraordinarily imaginative, and wholly exciting.’ The Times
‘The story itself is superb.’ Observer
‘A most remarkable feat.’ Guardian
‘Masterpiece? Oh yes.’ Evening Standard
‘An astonishing imaginative tour de force.’ Daily Telegraph
‘A story magnificently told.’ New Statesman
‘Tolkien was a storyteller of genius.’ Literary Review
‘Amongst the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century.’ Sunday Telegraph--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
Considering you'll be buying this because it's a lovely set to look at as well as read, you'll be disappointed by the damage caused by over-zealous cellophane wrapping.
I've had 2 in a row that are damaged like this, lets see how the 3rd attempt goes....
Having said that, the book I (finally) got was beautiful. My boyfriend loves it. I would award it 5 stars if not for all the fuss. Just be aware in case this happens to you, and if you don't want the fuss of having to repackage and send off faulty versions then maybe think twice about ordering.
The book starts out with interesting characters, wonderfully quaint narration and is an exercise in beautiful simplicity, then our hapless hero sets off on his adventure. With every race of people we meet and every expanding plot point, the carefree outlook of this book diminishes and it becomes clear that were down to business. Unfortunately the action isn't quite as enthralling as the lack of it.
It's not a bad read by any stretch of the imagination but the closer to the last page we get, the less we see of the magic that made the words leap of the page in the first few chapters, until the end battle which (whilst being the climax of the story) simply bored me.
I didn't enjoy the experience enough to read the famous trilogy that follows this, but, I won't rule out someday coming back for a re-read.
Unfortunately I lost it and am pleased that Amazon have added it to their Kindle library! I will read it again and again as I still find it enthralling and regard Tolkien as a master storyteller.
Thank you Amazon for making this available.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great product! The box is a bit small, so you have to take all of the books out to get one out or same again to put it back in. But other than that perfect!Published 1 day ago by Martin
My paperback version, c. 50 years old, was losing pages quickly so, as I like to read this every couple of years, bought the Kindle version.Published 5 days ago by Voyageur
Best book ever written - full of drama, love and classic good verses evil battles. A must read for all.Published 11 days ago by P J FLETCHER
Perfect for fans of the series. It looks good and the price was decent.Published 23 days ago by Amazon Customer
My favourite fiction book of all time and I love this kindle edition.Published 25 days ago by Nannie dragon