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The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Review of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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       I have for years wanted to read this book and found it on my aunts book shelf.  I had seen the LOTR's movies and was always intrigued with Bilbo and his story so I read it.  It was a quick and enjoyable read.  Great for kids and adults!  It was not as dark as the LOTR's (quite innocent really) and I for one wouldn't be bothered to read the rings trilogy.  I am not a sci-fi or fantasy buff but I really enjoyed being pulled into the Fantasy world of Middle Earth with Bilbo, Gandalf and the dwarves.  It was a great adventure and I look forward to the movie they are about to or in the progress of making.


The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien was reviewed by Jennifer

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       UHH not for me. For 13 year old boys who are into dungens and dragons, I bet its the best. Just not for me. It was tolerable, I didn't hate it, I just didn't like it. We will see how I fare when I read the Lord of the Rings.


The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien was reviewed by Shannon

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       After reading this book at least five times in the past 6 years I can honestly say it is one of the best novels of all time. I found a hard time putting it down and while it's not the longest read it certainly deserves to be on this top 100 list. It is a amazing adventure story and is ultimately a tale about Bilbo Baggins and his encounters along his unexpected jorney. Uses great language not at all difficult to understand and shows the theme of good triumphing over the forces of evil.


The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien was reviewed by Tyler

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       I thought the hobbit was a very good book and a very important prelude to the lord of the rings. Menaing that without this novel, you will not understand the first few chapters of the lord of the rings. this book will make you want to read LOTR. The Hobbit is the story of poor old Bilbo baggins who just wants to be left alone but gets dragged onto one of the greatest adventures in Middle earth. Very good read. Won't take long to get through. When it's over you'll wish there was more to the story. Adn for those people that think that you're in luck! because there is an extension called Lord of the rings. READ IT.


The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien was reviewed by Oliver Winslow Grimes the 33 1/4

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       The first time I saw this book, I ad already played the video game and had no idea what the lord of the rings series was. Actually I thought, "Strange to base a book on a video game." But I soon learned it was vice versa and also it became my all time favorite book still today. It absolutely never gets old, in fact, I still have trouble putting it down. It is a courageous tale of an unsuspecting and unsuspected hero to rise up and prove that anyone has capability for great things. On the other side it is a truly inspiring book of compassion, kindness, and good-will. I recommend the hobbit to anyone (LotR fan or not) with a garuntee that you will not waste your time. I am not in a position to say that it should be in the top ten, because I don't read often, but I am very, very happy that it is on the list.


The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien was reviewed by Very Happy

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       Loved this book. Its was very fun to read. It was all the adventure of the Lord of the rings rolled into one much shorter book.


The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien was reviewed by Jess

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       If you liked The Lord of the Rings and couldn’t get enough then the next obvious step is The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.   The Hobbit takes place about 60 years before the beginning of LOTR.   It chronicles the stories of our old friend Bilbo Baggins.   The familiar wizard Gandalf, Elrond the elf and other are also in the book.


       The Hobbit is written in a lighter tone but still fits in with the other stories of Middle Earth.   There are some differences, in both style and content, between The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit but any Lord of the Rings fan will surely enjoy The Hobbit as well.


The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien was reviewed by Rand Fan




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