I've read 'Fellowship of the Ring' in 2 or three days. Finished it today. And since I have the luxury of being able to read the omnibus I got 6 years ago, I can go straight onto the next book!
Heard the radio play today. The way they've changed things round about it is interesting. They put Gollum's going to Mordor at the beginning, which was good, 'cos it set up what had already happened. I loved the way Gollum was done, going on about his precioussss.
And then we found out almost right away what happened between Gandalf and Saruman, rather then wating until the immensly tedious yet important part with the Elrond's Council in Rivendell.