Title: The Hobbit
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Published in English: 1937
Dansk titel: Hobbitten
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 1990
Finished Reading: July 2019
Genre: Fantasy & Adventure
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Whisked away from his comfortable, unambitious life in his hobbit-hole in Bag End by Gandalf the wizard and a company of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins finds himself caught up in a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Although quite reluctant to take part in this quest, Bilbo surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and his skill as a burglar!
Some books are just impossible to review. First time around was Harry Potter and this time around, this. If a book is bad, you can’t wait to explain to people: why they shouldn’t read it, if the book is good, it’s easy to tell people why, but sometimes you end up with books that are beyond recommendable, how do you dignity writing a review if you aren’t qualified.
The hobbit is the most charming adventure story ever told. If you haven’t read it, you should. It’s worth every minute of every day. It’s very enjoyable – both to the grown up and their children.
Tolkien had a very different way of writing and if you like authors, whom draws in their readers you’ll be all over this book. It was a fantastic feeling being implemented into the book; Tolkien always tried to keep us in the story.
I watched the movies before reading the book, and in a way, I’m glad. The first seventy-seven percent of the book was the same as the first movie, it was awesome how detailed they made the movie, I could literally see the scenes whilst reading, it was a joy. I took some extra time finishing this read since I read the illustrated version and I must admit that, at times I felt like a little kid, filled with excitement.
I’m not going to write a million pages explaining why you should read this, if you would like to know the man who invented Orcs, Elves and so forth, this is your adventure. Tolkien created the world that almost every author nowadays uses for his or her books. I’ll be reading more of his works because I’m intrigued.