This is an amazing book that I am so glad I got to straight away. It was a great way to start off my reading year and a science fiction book that I would highly recommend to everyone. The plot is fast-paced and the cast of characters is extremely diverse. I couldn’t fault it.
I completed the Lord of the Rings trilogy in 2015 and have since wanted to read more by J. R. R. Tolkien. I will read that trilogy again this year as I think I would get a lot more out of it with a reread but this short collection of stories and poems brought me back into Tolkien’s writing. I loved the first part which was almost an adventure story in the form of a fairy tale but the poetry was lacking for me.
This is my second read through of the Lord of the Rings series and I enjoyed this book so much more than the first time around. Though I didn’t like the Tom Bombadil chapters, I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the epic world of Middle Earth and I can’t wait to carry on with the series.
This was a disappointing short story collection for me. I had heard nothing but amazing things about it but in the end found it a little lack-lustre and I couldn’t get absorbed into the stories.
I had to dive straight into this book after rereading the first and even upon a second reading, I didn’t enjoy the Frodo and Sam portions! I loved learning about the Ents and what was happening to the fellowship and the wider world but the second half was very slow. I am however looking forward to rereading the final book.
This was extremely superficial and I found that the author had a lot of biases towards certain physicists and theories discussed. Overall I was disappointed in this book and though the cover is gorgeous I didn’t enjoy reading this one.