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Review: "The Hobbit" by J. R. R. Tolkien

August 17, 2016


Title: The Hobbit


Author: J.R.R. Tolkien


Page Count: 305



When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim the hoard of gold stolen from them by the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit dwelling in peaceful Hobbiton.

Along the way, the company faces trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and worse. But as they journey from the wonders of Rivendell to the terrors of Kirkwood and beyond, Bilbo will find that there is more to him than anyone-himself included-ever dreamed. Unexpected qualities of courage and cunning, and a love of adventure, propel Bilbo toward his great destiny... a destiny where a twisted creature known as Gollum jealously guards a precious magic ring.


Other Books in this Series:

The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King


If You Liked This Book You May Like:

The Fellowship of the Ring: Being the First Part of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Two Towers: Being the Second Part of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Return of the King: Being the Third Part of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien


Our Review:


I truly didn't like this book very much at all. The story didn't grab me, like most books do. Even from the beginning, I thought it was entirely too descriptive, and the fact that there were, say, 15 main characters, all with similar names, kind of threw me off. It was extremely descriptive, which some people might like. I like descriptive, but there is a such thing as going overboard. Yes, I said it. I'm a reader and writer, but I believe what I say is true. There is a such thing as too descriptive. There's a fine line, and this book, well, this book crossed it, I'm afraid. I didn't particularly like the storyline either. I thought that the trip getting there was altogether too hard, and the actual time they were where they were trying to go, felt slow to me. Well, I said it. That's how I feel.


The Bottom Line: Entirely descriptive, and 15 main characters all with similar names, but if you're into that kind of thing, go for it.

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