Getting into Tolkien - finally
Okay, so I tried reading The Two Towers when I was in high school. The narrative style just threw me out of the story. It was all dialogue, the characters discussing it after the fact. At least, that's what I remember.
So, now I'm trying again, this time starting with The Fellowship of the Ring. And it's holding my interest! Woo!
Just at the part where the hobbits are departing from Tom Bombadil's cabin. Sure, not far in, but better than before, and still interested. ^_^