[QUOTE=Kerry56;2616480]I always liked Ursula Le Guin’s description of reading the trilogy.
[I]…I read the three volumes in three days. Three weeks later I was still, at times, inhabiting Middle Earth: walking, like the Elves, in dreams waking, seeing both worlds at once, the perishing and the imperishable.[/I]
The Hobbit is a lesser work, but enjoyable on its own. The movie should be fun, though Peter Jackson made some egregious changes to the trilogy that ruined it in places for me. Too much of a purist I guess.[/QUOTE]
Don’t think I could have read all that in three days, in fact I know I couldn’t.
I did read the trilogy about half a dozen times though when I was young.
Still enjoyed the movies though despite any artistic licence with certain elements.
Plus my memories of the books are such a long time ago now I probably didn’t notice as many flaws anyway.