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Hobbits, Rings and Magical Things

Advantages: Great in its own right and sets you up well for the follow up
Disadvantages: the fact that you can't actually live in Middle Earth

With all the hype that currently surrounds the big screen adaptation of Lord of the Rings, I would like to recommend the book that started the entire Middle Earth phenomenon, namely "The Hobbit." I believe this book can be overlooked in the grander scheme ...

aakcat 27.03.2001 · Read full review
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An Unlikely Hero, And The Start Of An Epic

Advantages: Great Introduction To Middle Earth For Children And Adults Alike
Disadvantages: Some Characters Are Not As Well Developed As They Could Be

...I guess I was pretty lucky as a child, I had parents that actively encouraged my love of reading and regularly bought me books that would stretch my abilities. One of the first "adult" books that was given to me was The Hobbit*, which was one of my first ...

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Great introduction into the world of Tolkien

Advantages: Wonderful story for all the family.
Disadvantages: May not be suitable for very young children

Millions of people around the world have read and enjoyed Tolkiens ‘The Hobbit’. In school, when I was just 11, we read a chapter of ‘The Hobbit’ weekly. I can honestly say that I actually could not wait to go to school on the day ...

Simoncook1 02.02.2001 · Read full review
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A timeless classic

Advantages: Wonderful book for all the family to enjoy.
Disadvantages: Has some depictions of war.

...Am enigmatic old wizard named Gandalf arranges a meeting at an unsuspecting Hobbit’s home. (A hobbit is a small human like creature with large furry feet and the appetite of four humans). Well Bilbo, the unsuspecting Hobbit, is very surprised when ...

LeighCook 14.02.2001 · Read full review
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Superstar Stories Smaller Sibling

Advantages: Superbly written it whisks you away to world of magic, adventure and strange beings. Keeps both young and old readers enthralled.
Disadvantages: May, and I do mean may, suffer in comparison to Lord of the Rings, but then what doesn't?

...With approximately 15,000, often second rate, opinions on ‘Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers’ being published a day here on Ciao at the moment I felt it was time to take a few steps back. Back to a time before the first film, ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ ...

piffles 28.02.2003 · Read full review
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