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Very useful, but not too visual...
on 2 November 2004
This Atlas is clearly a thorough, great acheivement, and will give you a much deeper understanding of the character's journeys (from Frodo and Sam's path to Aragorn and co.), however I felt it to be quite dull.
Don't get me wrong, it is a very handy companion to read the books with, but it felt like there's something missing. It also doesn't show the paths of the Hobbits before, during and after the Battle in the Shire at the end, which I found annoying.
The maps are just as real maps would be, which is good, but I would prefer more colourful and detailed maps, but maybe that's just me being fussy.
Go buy it, but don't get your hopes up for something amazing. Average, not great.