A sprawling adventure, The Lord of the Rings is considered one of the most influential fantasy novels in history, and for good reason. After reading The Fellowship of the Ring, I can safely claim that any fan of the Peter Jackson films will find plenty to love. It’s fascinating to compare the film and the novel, examining what was cut out and what was added. While both stories feel epic and large-scale, the novel does a better job of conveying the massive importance and huge responsibility of Frodo’s journey. The Fellowship of the Ring is a must-read for any fan of the movies.