I just finished reading the Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. I have read this book several times, but not since the movies came out.
I had forgotten just how good it is. It’s a complete masterpiece, inspiring and beautiful. I liked the movies but they pale when compared to the book (and that is often the case, isn’t it?)
“Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron: here is a book which will break your heart”
– C.S. Lewis, speaking of The Lord of the Rings