What can you say about a classic that is so powerful it makes you want to write something similar. Or that so many years later is reproduced as a movie yet again. For it’s genera I feel that this work is as great as Lord of the Rings was for the fantasy genera our pivotal as Stephan King has been for the horror genera. The language transports you back and the character’s voices are so authentic you have to remind yourself that this is fiction. A powerful novel that rightly holds classic status. Recommend you read it and see for yourself.