The Lord of the Rings

In 2019, fans of The Lord of the Rings (LOTR) series celebrated the 70-year anniversary of the completion of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fabled trilogy. Though the series was published way back in 1954 and 1955, admirers of the chain can’t get enough of Tolkien’s legendary world. After writing one of his most popular books of the time, The Hobbit, in 1937, Tolkien began work on his great trilogy that same year. Over a period that spanned from 1937 to 1949, Tolkien continued writing about the events that took place on Middle-Earth. Since its inception, The Lord of the Rings series has blossomed from an idea to a plethora of supplementary texts, video games, board games, and even the brand LEGO hopping on board.
After The Fellowship of the Ring was published on July 29th, 1954, the other two books in the series were published in quick succession. On November 11, 1954, Tolkien’s second book, The Two Towers, was published, followed by the publishing of The Return of the King on October 20, 1955. Because of The Lord of the Rings success over the 20th century and into the 21st century, we are diving into the world of hobbits, elves, dwarfs, and kings to examine the age-old question:
Which is better: the book or the movie?
*Due to the content, you may not want to read ahead because of the spoilers.

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