Why did I love this book?
Although these books total more than 1500 pages, I find myself re-reading them every few years. Several years ago they were made into movies (which I have thoroughly enjoyed many times), but the experience just isn’t the same. The books are mesmerizing.
The Lord of the Rings is the ultimate story of Good vs Evil, and of struggle, determination and hope in the face of seemingly impossible odds. It illustrates how the simplest act by the smallest person can make the difference between victory and defeat at a global scale. Its lessons are at least as relevant today as they were when written over a half century ago.
All this takes place in Middle Earth – a place you will want to return to again and again.