Monday, 11 January 2016

Mini Review - An Atlas of Tolkien by David Day

27875123Genre: non fiction about fiction?
Pages: 256
Rating: 3.5/5
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Summary
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.

My thoughts
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.

3 comments:

  1. I need this, like right now! I love all things LoTR, especially the elements that circle around the LoTR universe! Thanks for placing this one on my radar :)

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    1. Yes, the LoTR universe is utterly fascinating!

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  2. I don't know Tolkein's works too well and I think you do need to have read some of his fiction books to really enjoy this one, so maybe it is something for after having done that! I like the idea of the illustrations and looking deeper into the world!

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