I gave reading it a shot in college. Past a certain point it became obvious that my desire for seconds on the Lord of the Rings was going to go unfulfilled and I gave up.
I don’t regret doing that because my mind wasn’t ready for it. I really didn’t know how to read it.
But now my mind appears to be ready and I am quite engrossed by it.
The belief that there can be no Truth found in myth is as it turns out comparatively recent. Tolkien created something that I found incomprehensibly boing in my sophomoric years but now, I am in awe of it.
Let me know in the comments if you would like me to write an essay on this topic when I have finished absorbing it.