My rating on a 1-10 scale: 7
Number of pages: 365
Time period: Fantasy
Main characters: ?????
Exciting events: The forming of Middle Earth, I think
My overall opinion: Well. It's the book that Tolkien considered his best. I found it boring in many parts, and rather confusing. The edition I have includes the Silmarillion (the primary story) and a number of shorter narratives. The one called Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age was quite interesting. It's all the history stuff about Sauron and the making of the rings and Mithrandir aka Gandalf's travels before the hobbits became primary to the story. Personally, I prefer Tolkien's other books, but this one was okay. Just be warned that it takes perseverance to read! Oh, I almost forgot to mention that there is a huge index at the end with all kinds of names and places and several family trees. That was interesting. :) One other interesting thing: Sauron and his overlord (as in, over Sauron) had an army that included multiple Balrogs. Scary.