Read The Trilogy And Watched The MoviesMy friends think the story is too long and very boring. It is long and many people, myself included has the attention span of a fly.
I think i like it so much because i was introduced to it at as a child. i wast allowed to watch TV, so what else was i to do but read.
Now that i have school, work and World of Warcraft occupying my time, i still have time for reading such a long story becasue i have always appreciated it.
The story is a masterpiece of course. Every aspect of the story is well developed. I went a bit further into the mythology by reading The Silmarillion.
Yes it is an epic but is composed so effortlessly as to make it very easy to read and understand.