By: J.R.R. Tolkien
Synopsis: Whisked away from his comfortable hobbit-hole by Gandalf the wizard and a band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon…
Format: The Hobbit is the prequel to the Lord of the Rings series. It follows the adventure of Bilbo Baggins as he grows from humble homebody to the barrel-riding burglar of the Lonely Mountain. My edition was printed in 1999 by HarperCollinsPublishers. It is 310 pages long.
My Thoughts: What can you say about this book that is not positive? This book, as well as the Lord of the Rings, literally redefined the fantasy genre. This book at once takes you away on a magical journey, yet leaves you with the feeling that everything that happens in it is real and true. Despite the dangers in the world of Middle-Earth, you yearn to be there and experience this world in-person. You wish to meet these characters, face to face, and have long discussions about anything with them.
In case you haven’t picked up on it yet, I really like The Hobbit. This was the book that brought me into the fantasy world (one I haven’t left since!). The characters feel like family to me. As I picture myself having created a novel, I always wish I would have written something half as compelling as this book.
I know the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit have been adapted into movies (I watch them often) but please, read this book. Not only is it better than the movies, it is also better than the movies! If you want an adventure involving the noble battle of good versus evil, with epic heroes and terror-inspiring villains, this is the book for you. This book will make you feel like you have learned something while dreaming. If you want more information about this just do a quick google search. They use this book to teach in schools for crying out loud!
Check it out and let me know if you loved it as much as I have!!