I’ve never read Lord of the Rings. Yes, I am slightly embarrassed by this. I’ve never even seen the extended versions of the movies. I know, I know, shameful. I happened across a nice set of the books the other week, though, and snapped them up since they were at such a good price, so it might just about be time to change all of that.
Don’t be expecting reviews of these up by next week or something, though. Even the guy who sold them to me (who happens to be a friend of mine) warned me not to get discouraged by how long some things take. I don’t expect to zip through these—far from it. But I do plan on finally reading what is easily one of the most acclaimed fantasy series of all time. It doesn’t hurt that I saw part of Return of the King on TV the other night… Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn is enough to peak anybody’s interest, yes? Yes.