The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Half a lifetime later I return to this book, in its original language this time. And yes, it remains among my absolute favourites. If anything, I liked it even better this time around. There is so, so much I love about this book. The mythology! The language! The WORLD. A beautiful epic, it once again captivated me from beginning to end (possibly excepting the rather tedious tale of Túrin Turambar). And it all gives off such a deep feeling of solidity. The idea that this is the work of one single person rather than an entire people is astounding.
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