I have to admit that when I first considered reading this and the other volumes of Lord of the Rings I was a little bit intimidated by them. I thought for sure they would be hard for me to follow and confusing. From what I have read so far (which isn't very much) that couldn't be further from the truth. So far The Fellowship of the Ring has been easy to understand and extremely interesting. I become hooked into the story whenever I sit down and read it and I lose track of time. I really look forward to reading more.