How many of u guy read Lord of the rings books in my book there classics!How many of u guy read Lord of the rings books in my book there classics! Nichole #questionnaire #classics
The Lord of the Rings trilogy is definitely a classic! It’s one of the series that set the standard for fantasy writers ever since. I read all three in a sleepless weekend, back in my teens – I couldn’t stop till I I finished!
Read LotR on a yearly basis. Sometimes more if the grandkids want to hear read by yours truly.
I’ve read the trilogy and the hobbit in my teens. Couldn’t get through the similarion. I’ve always loved fantasy and is the standard for the genre.
They are classics of fantasy, indeed.
I read them, but I found them a bit slow moving. But, that also isnt my preferred genre.
I’ve read them and loved them ?
I read the whole seties over 25 yrs ago but have since had a traumatic brain injury so can’t rememember word for word ?
They are classic, that have set the standard for fantasy writing and I can see why people love them. I read all three book before I saw the Fellowship of Ring movie…hated the books, found them tedious but I finished them! #thebookisntalwaysbetter
The only other fantasy series that, to me, has compared favorably with LOTR, is George R. R. Martin’s “Song of Ice and Fire” series.
multiple times, definite classics
I just bought them all for my kindle.
I have read them. I loved them. Fantasy is not my go to genre but LOTRs is a great read?
it’s definitely a classic so is the hobbit!
I didn’t read it but I think it would be something my daughter would enjoy, so that’s why I wanted to ask, in your opinion are the books a good read for a 11 year old? Thank you ?
The Hobbit, definitely. LoTR should probably wait a few years, not because it’s a difficult read (it’s not) but because it was not written for children; appreciation of its scope, construction, and themes needs a more mature reader. Imo, anyway. Maybe your daughter would like Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain, a classic children’s fantasy series, or Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quintet, a multiple prize-winning series featuring 12 year-old Meg Murry as its heroine.
@Elizabeth @Andra Or Or Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising series.
I’ve read and enjoyed them. I was glad I waited until my twenties to do so, because I found dealing with the digressive style easier as I’d already read some of the great Viking and Germanic sagas and the Anglo-Saxon literature that Tolkien was consciously evoking. Keeping those models in mind made the structure of the book that much more accessible.