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What the community says about The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings)
- "I've been doing a fun little experiment where I try to read the best novels of every year of the 20th Century, and I got to 1954, and someone recommended 'The Return of the King.' Yes, the Lord of the Rings novel, and strangely, I've never read it. I thought it was pretty good but more of a young adult novel, I can't imagine it was one of the best pieces of literature published that year. Definitely a good book, but not really for my purposes."
- "Tolkein is considered the father of fantasy writing. We would not have an entire, and quite popular genre of books had it not been for the work of Tolkein. This is most exemplified in his Lord of the Rings series which ends on a high note with The Return of the King. However, I'm not quite sure what this has to do with Catholicism or teenagers. Perhaps, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe would be better as it has Christian overtones."
- "The Return of the King or The Lord of the Rings is the final part of Tolkien's brilliant story. Oh to get into the mind of the person who think like this. This book is a recommended collector version of the story and comes with illustrations that will impress any reader and collector."
- "This is the classic final book of the Lord of the Rings series. It's a recent edition of the thrilling tale of Frodo and Sam and their foray into Mordor. I think previous fans of the series will love to revisit it and new fans will love discovering this fantastic story. "
- "I bought the book "The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings)" for my niece, a fan of the saga, and she really appreciated it, maybe even more than the movie. There's no need to introduce who Frodo and his company are, but I surely suggest to read the book to whoever liked the movie, and for some reason didn't feel like reading the book: do it, you won't regret!"
- "It's hard to imagine that someone doesn't know about The Lord of the Rings now after a series of wildly popular movies and massive circulation of the books since 1955. If you don't know then I would say the Christian part of these books is all symbols and allegory and not directly presented as Christianity. Also, you should trust that their is a reason for it being so popular and maybe start with The Fellowship of the Ring or The Hobbit."
- "Who doesn't love Lord of the Rings? This book is perfect if you love elves and just simply want more Lord of the Rings. I love that it is an older book from 1955. It really gives you a different perspective on writing styles from that time compared to today's writings an authors. "
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- "He has some interesting recommendations and all good ones. Of course the Lord of the Rings series would be one of them. Very good book. But as you know it is very long and an be a bit intimidation for someone who are not avid readers. One of the books recommended by him that I think is better is "The Girl on the train" Very suspenseful, easier to read and entertaining."
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- "I first read Tolkien back in middle school, and of course I have revisited him time and time again. It's not overblown to say The Return of the King is probably the best entry in his world famous The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I highly recommend it to anyone even remotely interested in the Fantasy genre."
- "What an amazing book (and series of books)! I read these the first time when I was 6 or 7 and all that wonder is still here 20 years later. These things are classics for a reason, and they're even better than the also amazing movies. Everyone needs to read it at least once."
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in What are the best fantasy novels"I struggled through the Two Towers, when I was a youngster, and when I got to Return of the King, it went back to being a page turner for me. I could feel the end of the epic approaching, and each page seemed to last less and less. Finally, I reached the end, and instead of sadness, I discovered the glossary in the back; going through Sindarin, and getting my first taste of runes, sparked in me a lifelong passion for languages. But, also, I can get away with telling my wife, "Sevig thû úan"."