A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t.
I’ve been wanting to read The Silmarillion ever since I finished The Lord of the Rings. So for more than 10 years. I’ve started it a number of times but The Silmarillion is an extremely complicated book.
The Silmarillion describes in detail the creation story of Middle Earth along with the tale of the Silmarils – three mystical gems created by the elves and stolen by Morgoth for his crown.
It is written in an almost biblical style which makes it hard to read. It is not written like Tolkien’s other works and part of this is because it was only in draft form when he passed and part of this is because it is a mythical epic. And I think I was just too young at the time to understand what Tolkien was trying to explain.