The Hobbit

Until recently I had never read anything by J.R.R. Tolkien.  So finally, at long last, I read The Hobbit.  Coming into it, I had no idea what to expect.  That’s a good thing, because it was very different from anything I’d ever read before.  Definitely a good book.  It seems to fit into a weird genre that’s only written by English people.  It was written for kids, but at an adult reading level.

Anyway, I don’t know what else to say about it.  It took me forever to read it–about six weeks!  Kind of makes me timid about tackling the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

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Published in: on February 16, 2008 at 5:23 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Oh you have to read The Lord of the Rings. They take ages but very worth it. Such rich books. He’s created this amazing world that you can tell is chockers full of history, and culture and people. And it’s all come out of this guys head.

    Plus the story is wonderful.

    It was proably one of the most rewarding reads of my life.

  2. Thanks Tom. I’ll have to read it now. I don’t think I’ve ever read such accolades in a book review! So I’ll go ahead and tackle it, especially since it’s chockers full of history. (I’m going to have to add that to my vocab–cool phrase!)


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