REVIEW: The Two Towers


Title:  The Two Towers
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Finished: April 3, 2010
Pages: 308
Published: 1954
Format: Paperback

The second book of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, this was probably so far my least favorite. I wasn’t expecting there to be such a gap in returning to the quest of Frodo and Sam from the others. I feel like I am less familiar with this story than I am of the first and second books and couldn’t picture much of what was going on until more towards the end.

The first part of the book or more focuses on Aragorn, Gimli and their crew as they decide how to proceed with the journey, finding the missing hobbits, and still surviving. We then jump to Pippin and Merry are on their own journey after their kidnapping at the end of the first book. It isn’t until later at the end of the book that we find Frodo and Sam attempting to finish their entire purpose along with the help of Gollum.

Tolkien continues to wow the reader with visually stimulating ideas and continuing to create this masterpiece world for us to live in. I’m anxious to get into the last and final book and then watch all the movies to compare and see which I end up liking the best overall.

*challenges: 1010 category challenge, support your local library challenge, 100+ challenge, lord of the rings readalong, books to movies challenge, book blogger recommendation challenge, project fill in the gaps, april 12×12 challenge, classics challenge

Other Reviews: Becky’s Book Reviews

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