Is The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit hard to read?

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I’m a literature student and everyone in my classes CONSTANTLY talk about the lord of the rings and the hobbit and I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t read them, but I want to. I’m a bit intimidated by them and I’m also a bit dyslexic and I was wondering if anyone has struggled to read them? In terms of writing style and things like that.
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(Original post by word_boxed)
I’m a literature student and everyone in my classes CONSTANTLY talk about the lord of the rings and the hobbit and I’m ashamed to say that I haven’t read them, but I want to. I’m a bit intimidated by them and I’m also a bit dyslexic and I was wondering if anyone has struggled to read them? In terms of writing style and things like that.
Hobbit is a childrens book and relatively short. Easy read.
LOTR more challenging as it is long plus some of the names are made up, so lots of people might find them strange dyslexic or not.

You could ofc watch the films or listen to the audiobooks.
The Hobbit film was dragged out so differs quite a lot from the film. The first 30-45 mins of film 1 is really dull.

Andy Serkis did a read through for charity.

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I'd recommend them although they are slightly overrated (but better than Harry Potter which is - in my opinion - very overrated).
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I wouldnt say they were confusing to read but I had to take a break from the lotr series because it was a tad heavy.
Alternatively, the Hobbit is an easy read because it is aimed at a different target audience and so the language is more relaxed.
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Hobbit is super easy and lord of the rings is manageable. The hardest of his works (at least to me) are his essays and maybe the Silmarillion
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The Hobbit? No.
LOTR? Somewhat.
The Silmarillion? Yes.
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I'm about to read the Hobbit actually.
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Heresy I know, if you can’t be bothered, watch the movies, truly greats imo
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I am a huge LoTR fan and even I struggle with The Silmarillion. I have tried reading it on paper, ebook and even audiobook but there is just so much to take in. I just watch Youtube videos to try and understand what the book says. It feels more like a history book than a novel. The Hobbit and LoTR trilogy are easy to read. Still a lot of names and places to remember but definitely worth reading. The Fellowship of The Ring is my all time favourite book.
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