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Why You Should Read Lord of the Rings (Even Though it’s a Bit of a Chore)

Why You Should Read Lord of the Rings (Even Though it’s a Bit of a Chore)

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Lord of the Rings, from a writing point of view, but I would argue that the writing-style doesn’t really hold up anymore.  Readers have changed, and so the writing styles have adapted to the reader’s preference.  People aren’t reaching for this story because, let’s be honest, it’s a TOME. J.R.R. Tolkien was a brilliant writer.  It’s important to know that – he was a linguistic genius and the worlds he built are astoundingly big and intricate.  He created not only maps of Middle Earth, but whole races with their own poetry and food and every […]

Posted February 1, 2019 in Bookish Things // 20 Comments //