THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien [Review]

The Hobbit Book

I’ve always been a huge fan of fantasy, and Tolkien’s The Hobbit is probably one of the all time greatest. There is something about going on an adventure (preferably one to find treasure) that has always appealed to me, even as an adult. I think because there is something very exciting about not knowing what you will find, where you will go, or who you will meet. I’ll probably never get the chance in my lifetime to do something that cool, living in North Hollywood, but thankfully Tolkien has created a new world for us to escape to where anything is possible.

The Hobbit begins with a respectable hobbit called Bilbo Baggins. His life is going along pretty good until the wizard Gandalf and his pose of dwarfs come along and take him on an adventure to confront a fearsome dragon named Smaug. Along the way, Bilbo realizes that he’s better than he thought at living the vida loca as he fights Orcs and other dangers. With the help of the dwarfs, and a mysterious ring that gives Bilbo an unusual power, the small hobbit is able to overcome obstacles he never thought possible.

If you are new to Tolkien, start with The Hobbit. Although you can read The Lord Of The Rings first, The Hobbit gives some valuable back story that will be useful if you intend on reading the Rings trilogy. Also, The Hobbit is a lighter read than his other books and better for children and young teens. The best way I can describe the book is “fun.” The Hobbit is a wonderful and colorful introduction into a new world filled with amazing landscapes, people, creatures, and adventure.

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