The Two Towers
- Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
- Title: The Two Towers
- Published: 1954
- Trivia #20BooksOfSummer List
- Trivia: #HLOTRreadalong2017
- Trivia: hosted by Brona’s Books
- Brona’s review of The Two Towers!
- The Hobbit in February – READ
- The Fellowship of the Ring in March – April – READ
- The Two Towers in May – June …oops August – READ
- The Return of the King in July – August (...a race against the clock!)
14 August : finally finished The Two Towers
I need a lot of ‘nudging’ from Brona’s Books to keep on schedule
- I pushed, pushed and pushed myself today to finish the book.
- The storyline still feels simple filled with references to fog, sun, dark forests.
- It seems the mist is always a version of…
- …moves slowy, lay thick on the world, rise and curl, like ragged shadows.
- If I skim the parts of treebeards, ents, hobbits,
- …elves and orcs trampsing through
- ..the countryside and just read the plot
- ….the book could be read in a few hours.
- Yet it is the nature and the adventure of following
- …the characters on a map of Gondor, Rohan, Edoras, Isengard etc
- that excites and delights the Tolkien fans.
- I am not one of them.
- This book just felt like hard work.
- I had to figure out who was Sauron,
- remember that the Nazgûl, Sauron’s deadliest servants are also called
- Ringwaiths, Ringwraiths, Ring-wraiths,
- Black Riders, Dark Riders, the Nine Riders, or simply the Nine
- …and constantly looking out for eagles who were
- Tolkien’s deus ex machina to save some heroes!
- Just when I thought I was understanding the book
- …along comes palantír of Minas Ithil, one of the seven seeing stones.
- I told Brona this review was going to be a rant…
- …and she was ok with that!
I am reading all the books Tolkien
but I am not a fan of this genre.
Therefore my score for each book will be average 3 stars.
Of course there are others that give Tolkien 5 stars…and I’m
sure J.R.R. Tolkien deserves it!
After a marathon reading day….13 and 14 August..
We lose Boromir (and his horn), laugh with Treebeards and ents
Gandalf breaks the staff of Saruman the White, an Istar (wizard)
and end this gruesome day with a battle through
cobwebbed tunnels and the vicious spider Shelob!
Brona, I did my best….and have just one more book to read!
- I am fulfilling my commitment to #HLOTRreadalong2017
- and will be glad when I have reached the end of
- The Return of the King!
- Ah, yes…. at times I am laying by the wayside and cannot get up!
- Good news, when I look up I see the stars!
- I did it for you, Brona!