Top Posts in 2019, #6: “The Last Word”

This holiday season, I am closing out the year with a countdown of my top ten posts of the year!

For 2019, the number six post was: LotRFI Pt60–The Last Word

This was the second-most popular post from my First Impressions series this year! For those who haven’t followed the blog, this series was an attempt to reconstruct my early reading of The Lord of the Rings by writing a short blog post about each chapter.

Image copyright New Line Cinema

I am not all that surprised that the final installment of the project received a lot of attention. That is what you hope for, really. I had to use this post to confess my extreme dislike of the ending when I first read The Lord of the Rings.

I was incredulous and underwhelmed. After such a lengthy and grueling journey, in which I had left so many characters and experiences behind, I expected, nay deserved, more! I was flabbergasted that this was the end to such an epic quest.

This is something I tend not to share very often because people become very defensive about the end of the story.

Be sure to go see the whole post if you haven’t already!

I would love for you to comment about your own experience with the ending!

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