Book Reviews

Book Review: The Two Towers J. R. R. Tolkien (2009).

What is the book about?

The second book in a fantastic fantasy series. The Two Towers follows the story line of the Fellowship of the Rings, enforcing the obvious split in the shout lived group. Frodo and Sam go on, forging forth in the attempt to take the ruling ring of Saramon to Mount Doom to be destroyed. The way becomes increasingly dangerous and constant perils keep falling at their feet. Even Gollum makes a reappearance becoming their untrusted guide through marsh lands.

On the other side of the story, Legolas, Gimli, and Aragorn, continue on in pursuit of the other remaining hobbits who have been taken captive by Orc’s. Fortunately, luck is on their side and their fate is much more pleasant than what they hope for. They are even lucky enough to be reunited with old friends thought to be lost.

What I like most about this book

When Aragorn and his small company finally find the lost Hobbits would have to be my favourite part of the book. The last thing expected was that they would be discovered completely  they safe and sound filling their bellies and smoking up a storm!

What I didn’t like about the book

Again I found some of the descriptions of place and people tedious at times. But the excitement and thrill of the story line surpass such problems.


I have definitely enjoyed reading this second novel in what has turned out to be quite enjoyable. I recommend this book to anyone interested in the fantasy genre. I believe that all age groups of readers would enjoy this book. Although I do implore younger readers have adult supervision/ input.

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