Saturday, May 16, 2009

Lord of the Rings

Last night I finally finished reading "The Lord of the Rings" by J. R. R. Tolkien. I had read "The Hobbit" when I was in high-school, but never got around to reading "The Lord of the Rings" until recent.

Actually, I had started it quite some time ago on one of my first business trips for McKesson, whom I work for now, but it was many, many months of very spare-time reading before I completed it.

Anyway...all this to say that it was a very worth-while read. I loved Peter Jackson's adaptation of the book into film. But the book is really wonderful. And anyone who is a fan of the movies really should read it. There are just so many things that Peter Jackson chose to leave out, change, expand, or skimp on.

SO...I encourage this great story. Good stuff.


  1. When you're referring to the book, are you referring to the trilogy, or just the first book? I've heard that he intended the three to be just one book, along with Simarillian, but they were published separately. I haven't read Simarillian yet, but you'd be free to borrow it if you would like. :-)

  2. I'm referring to "The Lord of the Rings" as a complete set ("The Fellowship of the Ring", "The Two Towers", and "The Return of the King"). I need to finish all the other books I've started...Boyd and Lewis.