In 1954 J.R.R. Tolkien had the first volume in his epic Lord of the Rings trilogy published, “The Fellowship of the Ring”. That day, no one knew how the fantasy genre would be changed. Every writer of fantasy today has probably read Tolkien’s works, has been inspired by his immortal Middle Earth, and strives to emulate his style and the spark that ignited the imagination of so many loyal fans.
Of course, when any book drops reviews follow. New York Times did such a review, as anyone would respect. The publication is well respected and reaches a wide audience, a positive review from the New York Times can boost an author’s readership. Reading a review from when “The Fellowship of Ring” first came out is experiencing a tiny piece of history. Granted the review summarizes the novel more than it analyzes it, it’s still a worth wild read if only for nostalgia sake.
You can read the NY Time’s “The Fellowship of the Ring” review by clicking here. I found the article by mention from the blog A Dribble of Ink; it’s a cool place to hang out, the author analyzes cover art and does book reviews. Visit Dribble of Ink by clicking here.