Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lord of the Rings

Leslie here. Ok, I know I have been a slacker for a while. Unfortunatly, I am gone for the next three weeks as well. When my summer camps are over, I will have more time to write. But for now, I am going to post my first book review.

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring by: J.R.R. Tolkien
One ring to rule them all, One ring to find them. One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them. In the land of Mordor, where the shadows lie.

The hobbits of Middle Earth are quiet creatures who live in the shire. The strangest events that happen are the occasional visits from Gandalf the wizard. Themost exiting event in the Shire is the double birthday of Bilbo Baggins and his nephew, Frodo. So when Bilbo literally disapears, the shire is shaken. Frodo is left a magic ring by Bilbo and he starts on a journey to destroy the evil Ruling Ring. He travels with his three friends, finding more friends on the way, and ends up at the house of Elrond where they create a fellowship of the ring.

Lord of the rings has some violence. Frodo and the hobbits are captured be an evil minded tree. They are also lost in a place where evil thoughts reside. On their way to Elrond, Frodo and friends are attacked by black riders and Frodo is wounded. From then on they are persued by the Black riders. The Fellowship is trapped in Moria where a rather gory battle and Gandalf fights a Balrog.
Various comments are made about a relationship between Aragon and Arwen.

Middle Earth is a land of magic. Gandalf uses magic and so do many elves. Tom Bombadil almost seems to be a deity in his land. The black riders and the army of Mordor seem to worship Sauron.

This is one of my all time favorite books. It can seem a little dull in parts, but the depth of the writing is remarkable. You are able to draw many parallels in Lord of the Rings.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

If any of you have anything to add, please leave a comment!


  1. Great review! I am looking forward to more of them over the summer!

  2. Yay! Lindsay's here! :D
    Great book choice. The Fellowship of the Ring is high on my list of favorite books.

    Just to clarify, the comments about A/A, are
    merely subtle references to the fact that they're engaged.

    All magic is either clearly from the God-figure of the world (who is subtly referenced a few times), or is clearly evil. The servants of Sauron worship him the same way we often worship sin--often with loathing but serving it nonetheless.

    The whole story is dogged with fear, though punctuated with humor and filled with love and integrity.

    We can draw many parallels between LotR and what?

    I'm sorry you're not going to be posting for a while again. :( Elisabeth is doing a great job holding the fort, though!

    I hope you're having a fun, productive time at your camps!