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Book Review of The Silmarillion

The Silmarillion
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I will confess at the start that I could not finish this book. Another reviewer's suggestion that one approach the book as if doing research is spot on. Do not be deceived by your love of other Tolkien books into thinking that it will be a similarly enjoyable read.

I applaud The Silmarillion as a tour-de-force in making up a mythology. From that point of view, it is probably an amazing work. Fun to read, it isn't.