Genre: non fiction about fiction?
J. R. R. Tolkien’s
fictional universe is as vast as the human imagination, so an atlas is a
helpful tool to get around. Consider this book your navigational guide
to Middle-earth and the Undying Lands. Maps, images, and vivid
descriptions in full color create an enchanting reference to all the
fantastical places and creatures that sprung from Tolkien’s mind.
This book is not so much an atlas as it is a history of the world J.R.R. Tolkien created. The book is beautiful with a green faux leather binding and beautiful illustrations throughout that go perfectly with Tolkien's stories. Most topics are discussed in one page with an illustration next to it, sometimes it is a bit longer. Because the information is bite-sized it is very easy to pick up and just read a couple of pages before going to do something else. If, like me, you are fascinated by the world Tolkien created, you will probably find this book an interesting read. Though, of the 256 pages only a little more than half of the book is text, because there are so many illustrations and a couple of maps and timelines, but the book still goes into a lot of depth.