30 Days of Books, Day 2 – A Book I’ve Read More Than 3 times
March 10, 2011 8 Comments
The only book I have read that many times is Lord of the Rings.
Oh, go on. Laugh. I don’t care.
It may have some tediously long sections (thank god they cut Tom Bombadil out of the film!). And Tolkien’s portrayal of women was lamentable.
But this book still has it all – scope and grandeur, humbleness and beauty. Frodo and Sam’s journey into Mordor through the marshes still, after all these years, still makes me shiver.
However, I doubt I will read the books ever again now – I will sit down with my bottle of wine and my Special Extended Version DVDs whenever I feel the need for some elvish fighting!
First read – Age 11, borrowed from the school library
Second read – age 16, on a camping holiday from hell
Third read – age 25, bought from a second-hand shop in Jerusalem
Fourth read – When I heard about the films being made. I thought Well, they will screw this up! So I had better make sure it’s all straight in my head now… yes, I am that much of a fan…