My favourite book.
This is an epic story and is perfect in every way (except that it ends). I was initially put off by the 'fantasy' tag but now I religiously read it once a year. How does anyone have such an extroadinary imagination? Tolkien really is a master of literature - amazing. Great characters and a fantastic story, it just has every element you want from a book. Tolkien writes in such a way that you are taken on a journey through different lands, languages, and emotions. At every stage the level of detail and description is so immense that you lose yourself in the story and it seems so real. If you haven't read this book you have not lived.