(Review) Tolkien: A Dictionary by David Day
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press/Hachette UK.
Genre: Dictionary of the Tolkien stories.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.
The A-Z dictionary of Tolkien's beloved tales and characters. Included are detailed pen and ink illustrations. The front and back cover of the book is engraved leather.
I'm in the progress of reading The Fellowship of the Ring for the first time. I've seen the films, but have never read any of the Tolkien fantasy fiction stories. I have a vague memory of The Hobbit in high school, but I've slept since then (including in class.)
The Tolkien stories are brilliant, but highly imaginative, requiring a detailed dictionary for explanation. Tolkien: A Dictionary is a perfect choice for any reader of the Tolkien stories.
The only thing I don't like about the book, is it does not lay open on its own.
Over-all highly recommended.