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The Hobbit

Or, There and Back Again
Tolkien, J. R. R. (Book - 1966)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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The adventures of the well-to-do hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who lived happily in his comfortable home until a wandering wizard granted his wish.
Authors: Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973
Title: The hobbit
or, There and back again
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [c1966]
Characteristics: 317 p. illus. 21 cm
Summary: The adventures of the well-to-do hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, who lived happily in his comfortable home until a wandering wizard granted his wish.
ISBN: 9780547844978
0395071224
0395177111
Statement of Responsibility: by J. R. R. Tolkien. Illustrated by the author
Subject Headings: Middle Earth (Imaginary place) Fiction Fantasy fiction, English
Topical Term: Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
Fantasy fiction, English
LCCN: 67029221
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Aug 13, 2014
  • Dance_enchanted_Star74 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I definitely wasn't my favorite book but I like how creative the story and characters were and how J.R.R. Tolkien worded is book. I think his Lord of the Rings series, including the Hobbit, was very original.

Apr 01, 2014
  • DDTan rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Best book ever!!!

Feb 06, 2014
  • JosephJ rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book by J. R. R. Tolkien was the book that basically started the idea of Middle Earth itself. Beginning with the famous quote "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit", this book tells the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit who found the Ring and changed the course of Middle Earth.
Though "The Hobbit" was meant for children, it can still be enjoyed by anyone of any age. This is a book you will enjoy.

For the greatest fantasy epic of all time, it was a bit disappointing . But Mein Kampf, really?

The worst book ever written... if you wanna read a good book, i'd reccomend mein kampf... seriously this was a bad book

Oct 11, 2013
  • MichelleBees rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

you can return to this book like an old friend and upon rereading find new and thrilling nuances. like kellygmayer, i am not a fantasy fan but adore tolkien.

Sep 21, 2013
  • EMF1226 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A solid book for anyone interested in exploring the fantasy genre. The narrative is pretty interesting as it's from the perspective of a storyteller that isn't involved with the story in any way. However, it does drag on at times, plot points resolve in anti-climactic ways, and some of the details don't add anything to the story.

Jul 22, 2013
  • OHN98 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Hobbit was an amazing read that deserves both a lot of praise and respect. Not only did it become the start of a new fictional sub-genre, but it was a charming little story made out of the great imagination of Tolkien that delivered immense entertainment across the globe. In more modest terms, it wasn't the best feat of imagination in the form of a novel, but it`s up there. And I can understand how some people don`t like the lack of character development, especially the dwarves that had no distinct features beyond their physicality. But this lack of such is what makes it a great bedtime story for kids. Nor did the plot ever become a complex web of events. It was quite simple, start to finish, flowing from one place to another without stopping. It is the immersion that is what makes this novel worth reading. That would be why readers from all ages enjoy it, and why people who read it again at any age of their life have not grown disappointed of it. Among the descriptions of a wide range of things, (from mountains to dragons to hobbits and trolls), Tolkien created the world of Middle Earth through the use of this novel and made it a literary masterpiece that is reminiscent of his much more famous works, The Lord the Rings. But not without sacrifice, because the exciting little adventures of Bilbo Baggins were very questionably the primary focus of this novel, but nevertheless the adventures were still good adventures. Having a full-blown creation of the immense world of Middle Earth while sticking to the story wasn't something I imagined to be quite easy! So all in all, I simply loved it.

Jul 08, 2013
  • kellygmayer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Didn't think I liked fantasy, but I enjoyed this.

Jun 07, 2013
  • Gothipire rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my favorite books. I suggest it to anyone who likes fantasy, or the Harry Potter books. As well as anyone who knows anything, read, played, or whatever else dealing with the Lord of the Rings.

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Aug 01, 2014
  • red_bear_1076 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jan 27, 2014
  • earchib0924 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Sep 24, 2012
  • olive_dove_21 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 23, 2011
  • orange_eagle_41 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Nov 26, 2011
  • PrinceBishop rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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bilbo bagins goes in a amezing journey the one he will find something that later on will start a war.

"Bilbo Baggins, a respectable well-to -do hobbit lives comfortably in his hobbit hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return." (Novelist Review)

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Jan 02, 2013
  • EowynThandawen rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Other: How could anyone say that this book is a waste of time?!?!?! I've never regretted reading a Tolkien book! Not only is The Hobbit great, but so are all of the other books by Tolkien! If you liked The Hobbit you MUST read Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion!

Dec 06, 2012
  • tlhull rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: Don't listen to fearlessforever! This is not a time waster! It is one of the best books ever!

Mar 21, 2012
  • rockin_dude rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Other: The Hobbit is amazing!! It is definitely not a waste of time!

Mar 02, 2012
  • booklover333 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Other: The Hobbit rocks!! Waste as much time as you can on it!!

Nov 26, 2011
  • PrinceBishop rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: One of the best books ever. Waste lots of time on it!

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Jan 04, 2014
  • micheleherrick rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"It likes riddles ... does it?" Gollum

Voiceless it cries,
Wingless it flutters,
Toothless it bites,
Mouth less it mutters.

“Old Took's great-granduncle Bullroarer...was so huge (for a hobbit) that he could ride a horse. He charged the ranks of the goblins of Mount Gram in the Battle of the Green Fields, and knocked their king Golfibul's head clean off with a wooden club. It sailed a hundred yards through the air and went down a rabbit-hole, and in this way the battle was won and the game of Golf was invented at the same moment.”

Mar 02, 2012
  • booklover333 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty hole filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."

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Jul 28, 2014
  • hindins rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The Hobbit 3 Battle of the Five Armies - Official Movie Trailer (2014) (HD)

Official Hobbit Trailer #1

Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.

Find it at SMCL

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