- Dec 6, 2009
in all honesty i never greatly enjoyed lord of the rings. i found myself admiring the man vision of the world for his time more so than the quality of the writing. however i did find myself enjoying the hobbit massively about 8 years ago.i read it 6 times.even them i would probaly have likened it to a fairytale. i believe tolkien does have a fairytale writing style and his transferring of this style into a more adult environment in the lord of the rings didnt quite work for me.however the degree of the criticism that was unveiled in this review is the comments of a man who obviously fails to grasp the delights a fairy tale like story can induce in a person young or old especially in the fantasy jonra.this is a man who didnt even enjoy the hobbit!!