The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Stars: 5 of 5
Genre: High Fantasy
When Bilbo Baggins is pulled along in an unexprected adventure, he and his party of several dwarves (including Thorin Oakenshield, the heir to the throne of the King Under the Mountain) and Gandalf the wizard must face perils from the clutches of trolls, goblins, and the creatures that lurk in the dark shadows of Mirkwood.
Needless to say, I was captivated from the very first page. Every time I had to put the book down, I groaned and grumbled until I could pick it back up again!
The imagination used in this marvelous book is astounding. Tolkien has created a fantastic realm that is full of detail and cunning adventures at every twist and turn. I was absolutely astounded that there were no loose ends–some were tied that I had originally forgotten about! I agree with Samuel Walters in his review when he says that The Hobbit is the “epitome of adventure classics.”
The only thing that may perturb some readers is that it is not written in modern day English, and it is written more like a story than a novel in the sense that the narrator gives hints and tidbits of things to come or what would have happened had the characters done something else.
I will absolutely recommend this book to all who are interested in fantasy and high fantasy! It’s also being made into a movie! I can’t wait!
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