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good, not great
on 4 April 2010
I'm a big fan of tolkien, but I wasn't sure about these stories. They were alright, but for short stories, they took a long time to get anywhere. I think this is more to do with personal taste than the quality of the writing, because I love lots of description in books and novels, but not in short stories, I prefer them to be a bit more blunt and to the point. Worth a read anyway, but I wouldn't say this is the best of tolkien's work.
But it is a lovely collection, and any fantasy or Tolkien fan should give it a read!