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The Middle Earth History Textbook

The Silmarillion - J.R.R. Tolkien,  Christopher Tolkien

Tolkien is a fantastic storyteller, however I couldn't help but feel that while The Silmarillion helped to put a lot of the history of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings into perspective and add a new dimension to that epic tale, The Silmarillion read rather like a history textbook. I was a little bit disappointed as I expected more of the storytelling nature seen in Tolkien's other works.