Even though the movie got mixed reviews, I’m a Tolkien devotee and wanted to see it. I’m also speaking on a panel about it at Arisia in Boston on Martin Luther King Weekend.
I have to say that I really enjoyed it. Yes, that are parts written in that do not appear in the book but I’m okay with that. I thought the battles were very well done, as it’s difficult to do when you have five armies. Because I read the book I knew who would die and who would survive. I enjoyed it enough, that I’ll buy it to complete my collection.
There’s something a little sad about finally saying goodbye to Middle Earth. My connections started when I was a teenager. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings were among my first books to a wider world. They were not taught in my school when I was a kid. I loved the adventure, the making of friends who would stick by you through thick and thin, and the travel to strange lands, where things changed around every bend.
Reading soothed my adventurer’s heart.
So I recommend to you a journey to Middle Earth for one last time to stand with Bilbo as he unravels for himself what it means when a journey is more than killing a dragon or fighting for homeland and gold, where hard choices are made and friendships are tested.
Susan Hanniford Crowley, Kindle Bestselling author of vampire romance
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