The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien | Reviewed by Michelle


The Hobbit| JRR Tolkien | Mariner Books | Pub: 9/21/37

“No! There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. But sad or merry, I must leave it now. Farewell!”

The decision to buy and read The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings series was brought on by watching The Hobbit movies with my husband. I also ordered the 6 movies because we ended up enjoying The Hobbit ones so much and neither of us have seen the LOTR movies in a very long time.

While I enjoyed the book of The Hobbit, I liked the movies more. There is little action in the book and lots of walking and talking. You know me, I am not big on the talking, I am big on the action.

I did however really enjoy this book. It’s about growth and determination and strength and bravery and war and hardship and friendship. I also think this is one I will need to re-read in the future. The Hobbit came along after I finished a book that gave me a book hangover and I think that may have been why I was a little less willing to pick up the book.

There are some other books I want to read before I jump into The Fellowship of the Ring. But I will get to the rest of the series sometime this year.

Synopsis (Credit: Goodreads)

This is the story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected…

‘A flawless masterpiece’
The Times

Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day, to whisk him away on a journey ‘there and back again’. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon…

The prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS, THE HOBBIT has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most beloved and influential books of the twentieth century.

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