If you've never heard of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings series, you've been living in a Hobbit hole!
The Hobbit- Goodreads blurb:
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent. The text in this 372-page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics (1998), and includes a note on the text by Douglas A. Anderson (2001). Unforgettable!
When I tried to pick a book to do a review for this week I had a hard time deciding. I've read so many good books recently and I wasn't sure which one I would write about this week. And then I picked up The Hobbit.
I've already read it as well as the Lord of the Rings series but I just felt like re-reading it again. And it has been so long since I last read them that I had forgotten so much about them! Like how J.R.R Tolkien wrote the books! I forgot what it felt like to read The Hobbit. I forgot that it feels like the author is telling the story and it's not just another book. I also discovered a lot of things that he put in the book that nowadays authors are told to NEVER put in a book.
*Giving your characters the easy way out,
*Repeating the same thing over and over and over
*Telling instead of Showing
I could point out a lot more mistakes but I will keep the list small.
But setting aside all the mistakes I have found, I still give the book Five Musical Notes.
The story is so intriguing, it's an easy read.
I've heard from so many people that it is a complicated book to read and follow but I am reading it and I discovered that it really isn't that hard of a book to read!
One thing I love about the book are all the songs. When I saw the trailer for The Hobbit part 1: An Unexpected Journey I about cried with joy to see that they put the songs in the movie. They wrote music for them and the songs will be sung!
Also, have I mentioned how much I LOVE the actors they got to play in The Hobbit?
(I think they found the PERFECT Bilbo Baggins)
Not sure? Haven't seen the trailer? Go Watch the Trailer!. . .Now!