This is an example of a book which I did not like as much as I did the film shot on it. Unfortunately, the story failed to grab and hold me, as I expected. In my teenage, I tried reading some Tolkien, and did not enjoy it. I hoped it was due to the text, and I certainly wished I would love The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Having watched the film, which I enjoyed immensely, I wished and hoped even more.
Unfortunately, I simply did not get hooked by the narration. The story is interesting enough, even marvelous; characters are believable and deep; scenes are described in great and exciting details. Yet, the action unfolds somewhat tediously, sometimes descriptions and fairy-tale departures from the plot are simply “too much”.
I believe the book has plenty of ardent fans to wait for my exultation and fervour.
In short, it is a most interesting story, and I enjoyed it truly; however, I got tired of the writing very fast.