The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien

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The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien

Fiction - Fantasy - ISBN: 0261102214, 0007156987

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ProGreat in its own right and sets you up well for th...

Consthe fact that you can't actually live in Middle Ea...

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 of things but it is a classic in its own...

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Excellent

ProWonderful story for all the family.

ConsMay 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 of the reading. The story is a fairytale...

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“A timeless classic”

published 14/02/2001

ProWonderful book for all the family to enjoy.

ConsHas 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 a dozen dwarves and his old friend Gandalf...

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“An Unexpected Surprise”

published 05/05/2014

ProA good entry point to Tolkien's work

ConsNone

There are some books that pass through your life without making much of a mark, others become personal landmarks to be visited time and again. Another group of books tend to pass through your reading experience like comets, all fire and excitement for a moment followed by a long absence and then...

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Super

ProGreat Introduction To Middle Earth For Children An...

ConsSome Characters Are Not As Well Developed As They ...

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 forays into the realms of fantasy and a...

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Excellent

ProGreat story

ConsNone

This book, which i have now just read for the third time since i was brought into this world, is the predecessor to Tolkien's fabulous *The Lord of the Rings*, and though that trilogy can be thoroughly enjoyed without first reading The Hobbit, much that happens in the later novels is foreshadowed...

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Excellent

ProSuperbly written it whisks you away to world of ma...

ConsMay, and I do mean may, suffer in comparison to Lo...

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’, was released, before the books of LotR’s...

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Excellent

ProA Classic for all ages

Consdont expect a mini Lord of the Rings

In these days when Lord of the Rings has become a household name, many people will be turning to Tolkiens previous book to continue the adventure. Because of this Ill begin the review with a warning. Do not expect a prequel to Lord of the Rings. Yes, its about Hobbits and a ring and yes, its set...

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Excellent

ProExcellent Story, Great characters, Leads into The ...

ConsToo Short for me!

Technical Details: Paperback 400 pages (March 19, 2001 edition) Categories: Science Fiction & Fantasy , Fiction About the Author: J.R.R. Tolkien is the Author of The Hobbit and also the famous Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Please see my previous review on Lord of the Rings for further details on the...

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“Sacrilege saith the hordes”

published 06/06/2002

ProStill above average

ConsSuffers by comperison with LOTR

There is clearly an art to enjoying The Hobbit, with the obvious thing being not to have read the Lord of the Rings first, because when you do so you will soon find that the Hobbit is little more than a fanciful fairytale of little people, little adventures, great danger and little point. The...

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Excellent

ProWonderful story, wonderful fantasy world, easier f...

ConsMay be a little too childish for older readers (bu...

Everybody has heard of Tolkein’s Lord Of The Rings - voted best book numerous times. His ability to create a believable fantasy world is his strongest attribute, and it’s what won him the award. Equally - the Hobbit, the precursor to Lord Of The Rings, is just as acclaimed. It sets up the story...

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Excellent

“A Magical Adventure”

published 03/06/2001

Profantastic story tale, great magic, fun to read

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Once upon a time (long ago) there lived a little hobbit in his comfortable hobbit-hole under The Hill, the most luxurious hobbit-hole that was to be found under The Hill, over The Hill or across The Water. Bilbo Baggins – that was his name – lived a very enjoyable and uneventful (even...

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Excellent

ProAmazing story, well written.

ConsSome arachnophobic younger readers might not like ...

The Hobbit was first published in 1937 and was primarily aimed at younger readers, however in the years since then the book has risen from its humble beginnings to become one of the most popular books the 20th century and is adored by people of all ages. The book was written before The Lord of...

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Excellent

“A fantastic Story”

published 28/07/2000

The Hobbit was the first of Tolkien's books that I read (as I didn't want to invest too much time in The Lord of the Rings if I didn't like it). It tells the story of a "hobbit" - a short, timid, relatively pathetic creature called Bilbo Baggins - who sets out on a quest for gold. During this...

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Excellent

“2nd best book ever written”

published 23/05/2001

ProWell written book, will keep you interested. You w...

ConsI can't think of any

You may be wondering what i think is the best book. It is the book that comes after The Hobbit, The Lord Of The Rings that, is in my opinion, the best book in the world, so naturally, The Hobbit must be the 2nd best book in the world. Anyway, now for the actual op.... The Hobbit was written by J...

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Product Information : The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien

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Fiction - Fantasy - ISBN: 0261102214, 0007156987

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Type: Fiction

Genre: Fantasy

Series: Tolkien's Middle Earth

Title: The Hobbit

Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

ISBN: 0007156987; 0261102214

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