One Does Not Simply...
I admit it. I've never been a fan of Tolkien's work. I tried. I really did try to read the whole Lord of the Rings series, but I couldn't do it.
The plot itself seemed interesting. Old man gets a ring and gives it to his nephew (I think) and the nephew has to embark on a dangerous journey to the unknown, etc, and so forth. But J.R.R. Tolkien's writing style just didn't fit what I like in a book. He was too descriptive I felt, and I couldn't get into the book what with all of the descriptions of the trees and the Hobbit holes. When I want to know more about this mysterious ring, I really don't need to know about what the Hobbit had for breakfast.
Another thing I didn't like was how much singing the little creatures did. Pages and pages of song after song. I cannot stand reading songs in books, nor can I stand to read poetry in books. It's just the way I am. And Tolkien spends so much time making poetic songs in his books.
I got about halfway through the first LotR book and gave up. I couldn't stand it anymore.
So tell me. Do you enjoy Tolkien novels?
That is all.