I found the books to be very creative and so amazingly desriptive. That said, they were a chore and so many times I was bored to tears. << The book can be confusing, but when you read it more than three times, it is exciting and for the two movies that came out are awesome, I can't wait for ROTK >> See, a lot of people tell me that. And that's the thing. I shouldn't have to read the book 3 times just to finally find it exciting. And that goes for any book. I'm an avid reader, but I cannot for the life of me be the sort of person that has to read a book more than once to finally find something or that I have to wait until the second or third book to finally get into it. It's like with other series of books. I couldn't stand them. But my buddy was like, "Dude, wait until you get to the 4th book in the series, then you'll change your mind." Why the hell do I have to wait 3 books to change my tune?