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The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien

bananamanq's review against another edition

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5.0

I get the jokes now: book 3 was this epic and grand adventure for the fate of Middle Earth and book 4, while technically the same thing, was a staircase simulator ft. Gollum. Still, a very cool and truly epic fantasy adventure.

salas13's review against another edition

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adventurous

5.0

danidep's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging reflective tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

batoolm's review against another edition

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adventurous challenging dark emotional funny hopeful inspiring mysterious reflective sad slow-paced

3.75

perleerose's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

This one was definitely harder to get through. It’s interesting how with the fellowship split up, each half focuses on a different group. I think the first half of the book felt more enjoyable to me simply because of the larger number of characters. Sam, Frodo, and Gollum just felt slow sometimes. 
‘Yet you comfort me. Where you go, I will go.’

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peonierose's review against another edition

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5.0

I first read the Lord of the Rings trilogy when I was twelve. I think I average rereading once every five years. The Two Towers has always been my least favourite. But on this read, the complexity and tragedy of Gollum’s internal struggle, Frodo’s lagging strength but definitive compassion and Sam’s struggle for clarity and courage really shone through. I think there is a deep grief in this part of the trilogy like Good Friday … the reality of loss and death, the sense that failure is a very possibility and evil may win. Its settings and landscapes are stark and h forgiving. I have finally fallen in love with the is instalment of the trilogy rather than racing through it to finally get to the Return of the King

hpdator's review against another edition

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adventurous hopeful inspiring relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

majabwds's review against another edition

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3.0

I understand this is a classic and the whole trilogy is the first of its kind so props for that. And when you think about all the things that the author had to come up with to make this story work and to build this amazing world which has influenced all the fantasy that came after that, this really is an amazing work of fiction. But it's long and boring at times. I enjoyed Andy Serkis' performance in the audiobook but if I had to listen to Treebeard on normal speed I would have DNFed the whole thing.
I'm glad I could envision everything because of the movies because my eyes glazed over everytime someone started singing or reciting poetry so I would have missed a bunch of stuff.

plumovert's review against another edition

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adventurous lighthearted mysterious relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

whatvictoriaread's review against another edition

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adventurous slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0