The Hobbit

Our rating: *****

Bilbo Baggins is a respectable hobbit who considers adventures to be “nasty uncomfortable things that make you late for dinner.” So when the great wizard, Gandalf, scratches a strange sign on his door and the next day thirteen dwarves appear quite uninvited for tea, Bilbo is rather worried that he’s gotten himself right in the middle of one. But, as the dwarves continue into the night telling their wonderful tales of adventure, Bilbo begins to become interested. Soon, he is persuaded to join the dwarves in their hopeless quest that will lead them through dangerous forests, over mountains, encountering orcs, savage wolves and giant spiders, to regain their rightful treasure that was stolen and is being guarded by Smaug, the most feared dragon in the countryside.

A great adventure book! This is most definitely one of my favorites. J.R.R. Tolkien is a wonderful fantasy writer and I enjoy reading this again and again. It’s very funny how, when they start, the dwarves don’t think Bilbo’s worth much, but as time goes on, and Bilbo has to rescue them out of all sorts of messes, the dwarves begin to turn to him every time they get into trouble. I especially like the part where Bilbo and Gollum are having their life-and-death riddle tournament.

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4 Responses to “The Hobbit”

  1. I really enjoyed The Hobbit and love to read it over and over again.

  2. This is a great book! I don’t care for large arachnids, so Bilbo’s fight with the giant spiders really hits home. (Shiver) I’ve read this book a lot and I will continue to enjoy it as long as I can read it. Please read this one!

  3. A fun book! The audio CD with Rob Inglis narrating it is good.

  4. The Hobbit is my favorite Tolkien book. No parts that are hard to get through like The Lord of the Rings trilogy! I also recommend the old cartoon movie from the 1970’s!

    My 9-yr-old son just finished reading The Hobbit and says he liked the book. His favorite part was when they got to Smaug’s mountain.

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