Thursday, November 12, 2020

Review of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

Book can be found in:
Genre = Novel, Fantasy
Intriguing Connections = What Happens Next?: Series (Middle-Earth)

Elaborate Description

An unexpected adventure fell upon Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo because the fourteenth member of a party of thirteen dwarfs. The dwarfs needed a burglar, so the wizard Gandalf picked Bilbo. Bilbo himself is a hobbit and hobbits do not wear shoes as their feet have natural thick soles. That same attribute makes hobbits unheard when moving about the wild. But the silent quality is not the reason why Gandalf chose Bilbo, he was chosen simply because fate deemed it.

The dwarf’s quest was to regain control of The Lonely Mountain which was guarded by a dragon. Although Bilbo did not wish to go on the adventure, he was tricked into going. The adventure itself held many twists, turns, and vicissitudes. Goblins, wargs, trolls, big spiders, eagles, elves and other races and creatures make an appearance into this fantasy tail. Various cultures of the races are represented in song, gesture, and history.


Book Details

Edition ISBN:  0345339681
Pages to read:   308
Publication:     1996
1st Edition:      1937
Format:            Paperback

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    5
Content          3
Overall           5