I finished The Lord of the Rings. I was going to complain about the slow goodbye ending, but then the happenings at the shire felt like an appropriate bow at the end of the trilogy. So I don’t have much to complain about. I grow weary of descriptions of battles, as I do in nearly all epic fantasy, but then I need to appreciate the seminality in this instance.
I’m lucky in that I could read the entire thing in one collected volume, and that the version I’m reading is the culmination of decades of corrections and re-corrections.
Beyond that I have little to add beyond my experience with The Hobbit. It’s depressing in retrospect how unoriginal things that I’ve read have been.
It’s good. Clearly you’ve already read it, if you should have.