I have been finding more people saying they dislike Tolkien's writing. They say they love the Lord of the Rings story, I assume the movies, but can't get into the books because they do not think the story is very exciting or do not like his writing style. Maybe it is just me, but it seems to be a growing trend.
Me, personally, I love Tolkien's writing style, but I can totally see why people don't. In high school, it took me a few attempts to read The Hobbit because I thought it was boring. I can't help but think that the reasons are that a lot of those people aren't big readers, but love the LOTR movies, but also stories like ASOIAF hurt LOTR because so much more happens.
So, I was just wondering if other people are noticing this? Agree with them? Think they are idiots? Have an explanation?