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

Title: The Hobbit
Author: J.R.R Tolkien
Pages: 351
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618260307

J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic prelude to his Lord of the Rings trilogy featuring cover art by the author. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum. Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies worldwide and established itself as a modern classic.


There are numerous books that are praised for it’s magnificence and how beautifully it captured a readers mind. I can’t count how many books that I’ve read which I can count on this category but I can safely tell you now that The Hobbit is definitely one of them. Before reading The Hobbit, I loved watching The LOTR movies, I can’t even tell you how many times and hours I have spent in re-watching the movies and to be honest I am ashamed to admit that it is only recently that I have convinced myself to read The Hobbit.

The Hobbit is a great adventure book that provided readers with an imaginary euphoria that created the outstanding visualization of Middle Earth and all the characters significant to the progression of the story. The characters were amazing and I’ve loved each and every one of them. Although some may find this book boring or slow, when I started reading The Hobbit I was so enamored with the story I didn’t mind the long hours spent in reading. there is no boring moments in my opinion, in fact The Hobbit is so “active” you’ll be turning pages even in the late hours so be mindful of the time onces you start reading it. The writing style of Tolkien is so easy to adapt to in addition to the lovely lyricism and passages included in the book.

I believe a lot of readers would start re-reading The Hobbit in anticipation of the upcoming movie and I also believe that they’ll enjoy reminiscing their childhood memories of The Hobbit. I hope that the movie is as good as the book (everybody wishes that a movie adaptation is as great as the book so let’s hope that the movie doesn’t disappoint.) Highly recommended, even if you don’t like elves and magic, make an exception to this book, it will never disappoint you one bit. 🙂 Giving it a 5!


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