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All You Need Is Kill
Hiroshi Sakurazaka
The Two Towers
J.R.R. Tolkien
The Society of the Spectacle
Guy Debord, Donald Nicholson-Smith
Les Misérables
Victor Hugo, Norman MacAfee, Lee Fahnestock
The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien A little slow and meandering at times but enjoyable enough. At the core of the story is a great adventure filled with magic, drama and humour, with plenty of likeable characters but the tension and excitement are often lost due to Tolkien's plodding descriptions. All of the historical background and the detailed descriptions do add a richness to the story but at a certain point, I think we can imagine the forests and rocks without the author's help! Still, whether you like Tolkien's writing or not, you have to appreciate the amount of effort he put into his worldbuilding-- Middle Earth feels so fully realized with all of its history and lore, and I was incredibly impressed with all of the poetry and songs that were included in the book (though sometimes I couldn't help feeling they were somewhat unnecessary).