Monday, February 05, 2007

The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien

This book took me 5 days to read but it was well worth my time! Here's my review:

Bilbo Baggins is asked to take a journey with 13 dwarves. He doesn’t want to but the Tookish family side of him decides to take over. What follows is a wonderful journey where Bilbo learns to be a survivor and helper to his friends.

Mr. Tolkien is an amazing storyteller. I was completely blown away not only by the narrative itself but the world that was created. The languages, the places, and the different creatures that he put his own spin on were brilliant. I feel awful that it took me at least 2 years to get to this book but it was well worth the wait.

Bilbo Baggins is my favorite out of the bunch because he transforms into someone that is reliable, helpful and willing to place his life on the line numerous times. I wish I could have him for a friend. The other dwarves were fascinating down to Thorin who just wanted to reclaim his family heritage and become king once again. I can respect that and enjoyed all the quirks.

I don’t want to say too much about the story because it is well worth reading. It is a true classic because of the time Mr. Tolkien put into it. The revisions that were made I am sure helped but I have not had the privilege of reading earlier works. The only downfall of the book is that you cannot read any other book or have anything else on your mind when you are reading it. It consumes you and you do not want to miss a single moment of this book from the beginning to the last sentence. I am glad I took my time with it because it was completely worth it! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series and I hope the rumors are true that they will be making a movie based on this book. I give this book a 5/5 because it is rare book and one I enjoyed immensely.

This is the second book for my classics challenge. Now onto Skylight Confessions by Alice Hoffman. :) This will be my 3rd book by this author and I am hoping I will like it as much as the other two.


Literary Feline said...

I really enjoyed The Hobbit when I read it. I decided to give Tolkien a try right after the first Lord of the Rings movie came out and boy was I impressed. I loved each and every books. I hope they do make a movie of this book too. I was sad to hear that Peter Jackson said no to it, though as I really liked the way he put together the Lord of the Rings movies.

Lover of Books said...

I think I asked for them after seeing them. :) Not sure if it was one or one and two. :)Yeah I can't wait to get to the next one. :)

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

Great review!!! I hope you enjoy the trilogy as much!!


Lover of Books said...

Me too! I hope to read the rest of it this month. :)

bookish lore said...

The Hobbit is so wonderful. I remember I started repeating the first sentence over and over when I finished it. It's just magical.

I hope you really enjoy the rest!

Lover of Books said...

Me too! But if they are anything like this one I am sure of it. :)