The other day I was in Barnes & Noble‘s flipping through a copy of Beren and Luthien for the first time.

I found the writings style strange. I wasn’t sure if I was looking at a story or really long songs/poems. And whats with all the numbering?

This made me wonder…as I have only read The Hobbit, LoTR, and The Silmarillion…. Do all the other Christopher Tolkien books read like actual story books (like LoTR) or is it something different? It just seemed like something else as I flipped through, and not something I would really enjoy.