The second volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

Frodo and his Companions of the Ring have been beset by danger during their quest to prevent the Ruling Ring from falling into the hands of the Dark Lord by destroying it in the Cracks of Doom. They have lost the wizard, Gandalf, in a battle in the Mines of Moria. And Boromir, seduced by the power of the Ring, tried to seize it by force. While Frodo and Sam made their escape, the rest of the company was attacked by Orcs. Now they continue the journey alone down the great River Anduin—alone, that is, save for the mysterious creeping figure that follows wherever they go.

“Among the greatest works of imaginative fiction of the twentieth century. The book presents us with the richest profusion of new lands and creatures, from the beauty of Lothlórien to the horror of Mordor.” – Sunday Telegraph
February 15, 1954  |  460 pages
(Read from Jan 4, 2014 to Jan 8, 2014)
Grade: A    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 81% Literature, 19% Entertainment
Tags:
Writing Quality:
Low High
Originality:
Low High

Addictiveness:
Low High
Movie Potential:
Low High

Re-readability:
Low High
Sequel Potential:
Low High
Comment:
I stayed up late - and on a school night, too! - in order to finish the second book in The Lord of the Rings. And - whoa - was it worth it. This will be a slipshod review, although this book deserves far better, because . . . it's the same school night I mentioned. I had to jot down my thoughts before I went to bed (there's no possible way I can go to sleep with this book still running through my mind!). Ultimately -- I completely regret not reading these books sooner. For my entire life, I st  (+4 votes)