I love it now, but I didn't always. I never even heard of it when the films were released (the books I mean). But I can remember there was a great buzz about it (I was 12 or 13) all over the TV and town, and I remember my dad asking me did I want to go see it, I said no. I was into girly films and disney films. I still am but....I'll carry on. Didn't have a clue as to what it was about. I remember my dad buying the DVD and we watched it the night it was first released (the Fellowship) and I was falling asleep. However I was interested in Frodo mainly because I had a crush on Elijah Wood. However I couldn't stick it and went to bed at the council of elrond. I liked Frodo as I said, he was the only character I wanted to see, but I was not so obsessed that I could sit through the whole film. Weeks later me and my older brother were watching TV and he started talking about LOTR. I remember saying sarcastically to my older brother who loved it, "I already know how its going to end! Them sort of films always end with the good winning. He obviously destroys the ring and they all live happily ever after". Then he said (and this is what got me) "actually your wrong, Frodo turns bad and wants to keep the ring for himself". As soon as he said that I was hooked but I didn't let him know. I remember being shocked and I asked "why, how. Isn't he the hero"? You see to me Frodo was the ultimate hero and he still is. But after I heard that I was thinking about how someone so kind, gentle and loving turn bad, and I was determined to watch ever inch of the next films just to see the change. Its funny how we think. I got into the story, I fell in love with all the characters and the films. I then started reading the books. I'm 22 now and I have read the books at least four times. I really shocked my family. I was the original "I don't like fantasy, action films sci fi bla bla" Has anyone else got a story simular to mine. I would like to know other people got hooked on the LOTR.