The Lord of the Rings has held a unique standing in modern English literary fiction in being a novel that almost everyone wants to read, but only making an impression amongst a few. This’s the complete version, comprising of all 3 volumes, the appendices and the index. But, what’s sold here at the moment (ISBN 978-0-00-727350-8) is actually the paperback version, not the hard cover as is advertised.
About the online ordering, I got the book without any issues within about 1 1/2 weeks via registered post, an acceptable standard in Sri Lanka anyways.
2 things about Tolkien; firstly, he puts great efforts and passion into his writing in making the setting /subtext of his stories as tangible as is possible. Secondly, the story emerges from within his world-building process, and not from without. Bear all this, and you’d get one of the most romantic yet realistic attempts in fantasy of all time.
Book presentation, ordering and delivery: 2/4
Overall product: 6/10