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The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkien

First time I've read it in 35 years. What more needs to be said about this book (it's a single book, not a trilogy)? It defined a new genre that's often imitated, but never paralleled. The Lord of the Rings scratches my high fantasy itch. There's really no need to read other high fantasy because most of it is derivative.  Lot's of readers dislike the book for some reason, taste, length, whatever.  But there's not denying the creativity bound within its pages, nor the creativity of Tolkien.

 

My plan is to read it at least once more before I sail across the sea...