Written by J. R. R. Tolkien
Number 4 in The Lord of the Rings: Seven Book Editions
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Genre: Classics, Fantasy
Original Language: English
Read from 2021-01-21 to 2021-05-24
Read in English
Review: This part of the Lord of The Rings is mainly the “Sam and Frodo walk for a long time”, and therefore has a hard job to do when it comes to being especially exciting. It is, figuratively and literally, a walk from one stage of the story to the next, and only speeds up to a light jog by the very end.
Still, the meeting with Faramir, especially how the characters relate to each other, is interesting, and the overheard conversation with the orcs at the end of the book is fun – if only to hear the way in which they speak to each other.
Still, while this part of the story isn’t my favourite in any medium, I feel that it could have been told with a little more of the charm and magic that has been more present in the previous parts of the story.