Book Reviews: The Hobbit

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien

I started The Hobbit literally because it is the only book in our house that I have not read. And Nate just loves it. And he doesn't like many books, so I knew it must be a big deal. I'm not much of a Lord of the Rings fan, besides drooling over Legolas in the movies. I remember trying to read The Fellowship of the Ring sometime in middle school, maybe high school, and hating it. So my expectations were low for The Hobbit.

Of course, I was in for a surprise. I absolutely loved it! I am a new Tolkien fan. Bilbo is such a likable character that you really can't help smiling as you turn the pages. It's a classic story of adventure with all the right villains (goblins and dragons of course).  And the unexpected heroes. (I won't ruin that one for you if you haven't read it). He includes some interesting characters that I wish had surfaced in LOTR (maybe they do in the books, I don't know).

In classic British style, Tolkien writes with wit and charm. I even laughed out loud at a few parts. The writing is not very technical and you don't have to have a degree in Middle-Earth geography to understand it. Another classic that I highly recommend.

Have you read The Hobbit? What did you think of it?

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  1. Ok since you liked it, I'll try it. We love the movies. Can't wait to see this one!

  2. ok so i read the hobbit multiple times in 5th grade. i love it. i can't lie. good choice.



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