‘The Lord of The Rings Series’
by J.R.R. Tolkien
‘The Lord of the Rings’ is the single-volume edition of the magnum opus of its author, ‘J.R.R. Tolkien’. It is the combination of 4 books namely: ‘The Hobbit’, ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’, ‘The Two Towers’ and ‘The Return of the King’. It stands proudly in 20th-century literature as one of the best fantasy books produced in the English language.
And yet, it is a polarizing book which remains inaccessible to many. With its assortment of elves, hobbits, goblins, wizards, and more, it is considered simply too odd or bizarre for many readers to even consider. ‘Tolkien’ realized this himself and composed this short verse to describe the way readers approach his work:
“The Lord of the Rings
is one of those things:
if you like it you do:
if you don’t, then you boo!”
Still, if you are a fantasy nerd like me and love to get lost in fantastical worlds of magic and splendour, then you should give it a go! You will not be disappointed. Also, the movies were pretty great too!!