Favourite Author – Which Was Your Favourite Book by Him.
Normally my answer would be Neil Gaiman and American Gods, but I wrote about that yesterday. So for the sake of variety I’ll chose someone else
J.R.R. Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings played a big role in my life when I was younger. I burnt through The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings when I was eleven. Tolkien became a hero for me. The man fought in the War was a professor of language, translated a whole bunch of texts (that at the point when over my head but I would read later in university) and wrote one of the most influential fantasy series in the last 100 years. It has been said a thousand times that Fantasy books after The Lord of the Rings were just rehashing Tolkien’s work. I don’t exactly agree with this, some books do seem like direct rips offs of LOTR but others take what Tolkien started and lead it in a new and exciting direction.
As you can guess The Lord of the Rings is my favourite book by Tolkien. Yes, I know they tend to be released as three books (and sometimes six) but Tolkien intended LOTR to be one book. His publisher suggested it would make more sense to release the series as multiple books than just one book.
I have a well-loved three book black edition (it’s my favourite) that’s practically falling apart from how many times I’ve read them. I plan on making a why I like LOTR as a video, so I’ll pass on going into too many details now.