In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat; it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.

So starts one of literatures classics, running through (in often the physical sense), hobbits, elves, dwarfs, orcs, dragons, trolls (and not a sloppyjoe amongst them), goblins, wizards, talking eagles, and many types of men, including what can only be described a werebear. And there's probably others I've missed on a cursory glance through.

It also gives sufficient information on its pages to reconstruct the runes used by Tolkien...

On the Map all the normal runes are found, except rune for X. I and U are used for J and V. There was no rune for Q (use CW); not for Z (the dwarf-rune rune may be used if required... Some single runes stand for two modern letters: th, ng, ee, other runes of the same kind (ea and st were also sometimes used.
It's a wonderful book. Read it.