J.R.R. Tolkien: A review

                                                               J.R.R. Tolkien by Mark Horne

J.R.R. Tolkien famously penned The Hobbit and the 3-volume novel The Lord of the Rings. Known as “the father of modern fantasy literature,” his writings have inspired many other works of fantasy and have had a lasting effect on the entire genre. In this Christian Encounters biography, learn how Tolkien’s faith was an intrinsic element of his creative imagination, one that played out in the pages of his writings and his life.

I’ve always wanted to know how J.R.R. Tolkien work was started, and created. I must admit this book was a little dry in some parts. This book starts when Tolkien is just a little child up until his death. This book was shoved full with facts of where he went to school, his home like and his ideas for up coming books. It described his love for nature, languages and friends. I was really interested in Tolkien relationship with C.S. Lewis. They were friends for ten years before they had a falling out.  All of his life wasn’t so grand; but the one thing I loved to hear about in his life was his love for his wife Edith. Tolkien in his older life moved around a lot because of war and many other things. Edith followed him, their marriage staying stronger.  It also showed how much perfection Tolkien wanted in his life and his stories. It was amazing to think when Tolkien wrought The Hobbit, and then thought nothing would come of it after it was published.  J.R.R. Tolkien by Mark Horne was the first book I have ever read about Tolkien it was a great informative read.

I received for free for review from booksneeze (booksneeze.com)


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