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The Fellowship of the Ring  - Alan Lee, J.R.R. Tolkien The Fellowship of the Ring. What's there to say about it? It's long, slow and quite boring from time to time. However, it's breathtakingly amazing, and I would wish that it would go on for much longer. This first book is about friendship and loyalty, and quite a bit about Hobbits. Hobbits are peculiar creatures, as Gandalf say, you can learn all there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you.Let's talk about the fellowshop now, shall we? First, the hobbits. None of the hobbits really knew what they were signing up to when they decided to go with The Fellowship. The only one half-aware of the dangers, I think, was Frodo, seeing as he thinks of himself as destinied to be the ring bearer. One thing that I think is a bit annoying, is that Merry and Pippin are very much alike. They have the same personalities, which I suppose is a good think, for I enjoy them greatly, but I believe that they are kind of one person. Maybe the story would be better with only one of them, but then again, maybe not.Then there is the Elf and the Dwarf. I quite enjoy both of them, and I would wish to see more of their friendship and their doings. we hear very little about them, I think, but that may be just for the first book. I don't really know why I like Legolas and Gimli as much, but I think it has something to do with that despite their differences, they are still friends. I don't know if that was Tolkiens aproach when he was writing, but somehow, I believe that he could be.Lastly, the men. I have shared opinions on them. I love Aragorn. He is amazing in every way, and I don't really have much more to say about him. Boromir on the other hand, I don't know if I like. He is all throughout the book a bit of a power seeker. I don't think the Ring would be keept for good if it was placed upon his hands, but then again, he is a good anti-hero. I would be greatly interested in reading about what the Ring would be used for in his hands. No doubt that he would use it for good at first, but I believe that the power would consume him before long has gone.Gandalf reminds me a bit of Dumbledore, or it would be the other way around, but since I read Harry Potter first, it will stay like that. Gandalf is a very humble wizard, he won't use his powers unless he has to, which is a very good quality to keep. I can't really say much about him, since he is a character that is hard to get to know by reading, I should like to have a long, good talk with him though.All in all, the book enjoyed me greatly. I love books about fantasy, adventure and a little hero with a great heart.The thing about The Lord of the Rings, is that even though I haven't read it all before now, and even now, I've only read the first book, is that it has been a huge part of my childhood. I don't quite know how to explain this, but my dad used to read this a lot. I mean, a lot. He still reads it about once every year, but it's not the same anymore. Through my dad, I've got a lot of background information, even before I started reading the books, and I watched the first film in 200w, at which point I was eight years old. The fact that The Lord of the Rings has had such a great impact on my life is one of the reasons why I've been waiting so long to read the series, I feel that if I hurry through it too much, I won't enjoy it as much as I should