Monday, March 26, 2007

Return of the King

OK, I think this is my favorite of the three books. I love the courtly language between Merry and Theoden, and Pippin and Denethor. The wrapping up of the whole Aragorn/Arwen, Faramir/Eowyn mess is subtle but great. Sam carrying Frodo up the slopes of Mt. Doom, the deus ex machina of the eagles (again), the Scouring of the Shire, and the bittersweet goodbye at the Gray Havens. The moment that really catches me every time, though, is the heroic bit - when Aragorn's banner is unfurled on the field and he and Eomer meet in battle. For some reason, that part hits me every time, and I find myself snuffling along to it. Anyway, everytime I reread those, I'm glad that I did. If anyone reading this hasn't read them, hasn't read them in awhile, or has NEVER FINISHED THEM, please do. Soon. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Book 16

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Okay- you make me laugh! I know that last little comment was directed at me- I give! I'll finish it! Gimme a little while though, 'til my project is finished.