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The Return of the King: Being theThird Part of the Lord of the Rings

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The Penultimate

I first read the trilogy while in high school in the late 60s. I remember that when I finished The Two Towers the local bookstore had to special order The Return of the King. I had to wait almost two months for it to arrive, so I could devour it in one day. A simply ...
I first read the trilogy while in high school in the late 60s. I remember that when I finished The Two Towers the local bookstore had to special order The Return of the King. I had to wait almost two months for it to arrive, so I could devour it in one day. A simply superlative story, but when I got to the appendices with the backstory of the peoples, history and languages of Middle Earth, I became a true believer. Truly, this could not be fiction! I don't know how many times over the last 40-odd years I've re-read these books. My wife and all my now grown children lived in awe and fear of Dad's discussion of them. In every fantasy series I've read since then, I've seen Tolkien's hand in their conception. When the movies came out, I was torn between dread and anticipation. I'm glad to see happen what we once thought was inconceiveable - that The Lord of the Rings could be captured on screen. Not perfect, but good enough that a purist like me was more than satisfied. When Sam said at the end, "Well, I'm back", I cried in the theater. As close to perfection as humans can get. If you enjoyed, were tantalized by the films -- read the books. See in the written word what you missed visually. I guarantee you won't regret it.

posted by 2103905 on October 24, 2009

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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It was ok not much action

posted by Anonymous on February 27, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Boo

    Yawn to i fell asleep

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Lord

    This id the worst book l have ever read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Dgfxfxfxffxf

    The movie is cool but scary ps:i have not read this yet

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2005

    hated it!

    the lord of the rings series is the worst series ive ever read. they make no sense and the movies are so much better.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2003

    the boring return of the king

    Rigo Guerrero ¿ 5 The boring return of the king The book The Return of the King was a real page-turner but I got tired of turning the pages to find where the story started. J.R.R. Tolkien adds great detail to his story but I little too much for my taste. The main characters, Frodo and Sam are in a world of trouble while the evil might of the dark lord Sauron sought out to conquer all middle earth, Frodo and Sam caught deep in Mordor to defeat the dark lord, The accursed ring of power had to be destroyed in the fires of mount doom. But there is trouble along the way for the ring is constantly weakening them to the point where they feel they have to give up. Meanwhile Gandalf , pippin, and legolas are struggling with battles fought along the way trying with their all to overcome Sauron and helping Frodo in his journey which could either destroy or save the world. This book has many items of literary merit. For example, all of the characters whether they were just extras or the main characters they were all very realistic although you may not be able to relate to them since they are hobbits, elves, dwarves and whatnot. You really do feel a connection with everyone in the story. The conflicts are fairly reasonable but very repetitive. There wasn¿t any humor but if there was I wasn¿t laughing. I¿m still not really sure what all the drama was about before and after the battles but in the end it all turns out to be a literary masterpiece because of word usage, grammar, and sequence. Well if you¿re a lord of the rings fanatic you should definitely read this. But if you¿re not, forget about this book. This is not a beach read unless you want to be at the beach for more than a couple of days read this. But if you¿re not, forget about this book. If you like violence in books this is a good book to read.

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