I'm at the part where Sam and Frodo meet Faramir, and while book!Frodo isn't nearly as whiny and emo as Elijah!Frodo, I still find that the hobbit-focused parts of the book are the parts that drag the most. I still maintain that all of the LOTR movies would have been vastly improved by fewer hobbits.
Has anyone read Joe Abercrombie's First Law books? People whose opinions I generally trust rave about them, but the Amazon/Goodreads blurbs don't do anything for me. Maybe it just comes down to the fact that all four main characters mentioned are men. Are there any badass women to look forward to?