The Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a children's fantasy novel by English author J. R. R. The book remains popular and is recognized as a classic in children's literature. The Hobbit is set within Tolkien's fictional universe and follows the quest of home-loving hobbit Bilbo Baggins to win a share of the treasure guarded. The Hobbit or There and Back Again book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when.
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The Hobbit [J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien] on billpercompzulbe.ml Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the month in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries. Chapter V, “Riddles in the Dark,” which brings the story of The Hobbit more in line with its sequel, The Lord of the Rings, then in progress. Tolkien made some. The "Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" films came as what you could call The Tolkien Society says that devising an order for Tolkien's books is.
In my opinion this book report is very good. I tells you a lot more stuff such as life lessons, Questions that we might ask, and the answers to those questions. The summary is for the whole story and has lots of imagery and details. If you want to go on an adventure or do something that your scared of but on the inside you want to do it, Listen to your inside. I think this book is honestly just horrible my whole class was forced to read it and right a who review on it and how good it was when really it was crap it had a boring ass storyline that dragged on for forever do not read this book unless u want help going to sleep.
Very interesting and easy to follow. Definitely recommend this book to all ages. It is an amazing book. The language is pretty good and the storyline is amazing though it can be slow-paced at times.
It's a wonderful read. The pages literally turn themselves! A must-read book. It was a very interesting book. Very slow at first but once you got into the book it was was hard to put down.
The hobbit is such a boring book. Has a easy to understand timeline and doesn't get you thinking. A great introduction to the Lord of the Rings universe.
It's well written and super exciting. I love this book, it has so much excitement and imagination and it was hard to put the book down!
I could give it a 0. It was very boring and not interesting at all. Don't recommend. They made me read this book while in 7th grade. Made us do toooooooo many work and worksheets.
I failed most of the quizzes taken on the book.
Amazing book. Never forgot the storyline because I read it too much!! How could people not like this? A few months ago, I had a hard time finding a classical book to read, so I asked my parents and my friends what I should read. A few of them told me to read Harry Potter, but I got tired of those books. Others told me to check out the Hunger Games series, but I thought it was meaningless.
I spent 2 hours reading it and it was awesome. Best book ever. LOVED the book. My classmates had a hard time understanding and so did I. I watched the movie of this and I think the book was okay, but it was so simple and straight forwards! There were no deeper meanings and it didn't make you think, excluding the part of the riddles.
But I would expect this book to have made a bunch of metaphors and stuff like in the movie. I like LOTR better than this so far. After Bilbo left Gollum, it got really really boring. But I'm imagining the movie part while I reading the book because it's awesome while imagining it. I liked this book ok, but it was really hard to read, and almost impossible to fully understand what was going on without having to re-reading the chapter. I am 11yo and have already read this book 7 times.
I have also read the whole of the Lord of the Rings twice and the Silmarillion once and loved them all. The Hobbit is my favorite book in the whole world.
I loved the movies and I like the whole storyline of the book but for me, it was really hard to read and understand what I was reading. Overall I was disappointed when I read this. My expectations were too high. If I could rate it an eleven out of ten, I would. A beautifully written book. It makes me want to live there! I am a twelve year old reading the book for homework given to me by school. I am currentley on the fourth chapter of the book and I can't stop reading it! Each chapter is beautifully written and the storyline is amazing!
This is a book that when you get to the end you will remember all the characters and the story and it will leave you wanting more! I highley recommend this book to anyone willing for an exciting adventure with some of Tolkien's best work! I watched the movie first and I prefer the book over the movie!
It's also full of adventure and one of the best books I've read.
I'm a fourteen year old learning English as a second language. I had to pick and read a book for my English class. Our teacher said that we had to pick something not too hard, like The Hobbit or Lord of the Rings. As you might guess I didn't really listen to her and decided to prove her wrong with reading The Hobbit.
I really enjoyed the story and the use of words didn't really bother me at all. This book totally deserves a 10 out of Sorry for bad grammar. This book was truly amazing. The first chapter was a little hard to understand, but once I got going I was hooked. The classic writing style was kind of hard to comprehend for me at some points.
But overall, great story, great characters, and great details. It's a really good book with so much detail and mystery! We have to read it for a school assignment and all of my friends say it is dull and confusing. Personally i don't agree. Love it! I believe that this is a very well written and inspiring novel. I am in 8th grade and are reading it as the class novel.
While it can be a slow read at times it is overall a brilliant read. I'm by no means a literary critic or an avid reader, but it is quite a good book, very mystical and exciting, though it can be boring at times, although this is the case with any book.
If you're looking for a good classic then this would be a good book to pick up. Lol the only people that didn't like the book were because they were in year 7 or something. I'm still pretty young, and I'll admit the vocabulary, etc. The movies are great too. I was forced to read it for school. It is extremely boring and no joke, everytime I mustered myself to finally read a chapter, I fell asleep whilst reading it. The storyline is confusing and lifeless. The style it is written in would be fine, if this book was a poem from the Middle Ages.
Very confusing and very slow. I am on chapter 15 and I still don't know what the whole summary of this story is. It's substantially overrated in my opinion. I would give it 0 stars If I could. And just to add on, I am a very good reader, and I usuallycomprehend books very well but this one is so bad, and it's not only the style of the book that drove me away but the un-interesting content. I could rant about how much I hate this book for days, lol. I think the book is really boring.
It is really hard to understand for me I am 16 and I am from Spain. I think it is overrated and my expectations were better. The story was realy fake and the fantasy sucks. This book is a great introduction and standalone for anyone interested in reading the Lord of the Rings!
I've seen a lot of complaints about the book being too "complicated," but I had this book read aloud to me at 8 years of age and I understood it just fine. This book is narrated beautifully with dark and light themes of heroism and with characters that you don't easily forget. Tolkien is a magnificent writer and this is a book that you don't want to pass up. I'm in 7th grade and they made me read this book. At first I was excited because I loved the movie but when I started I hated it.
It was boring and to complicated to read. The Hobbit is one of the few books that has ever done this to me, being the beginning of a series of books that is probably my favorite of all time. The Hobbit follows the story of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit, who is on a journey to steal back the magnificent treasures of the dragon Smaug.
The book managed to cover many things that I wanted to see whilst reading. I was immersed in the world, the characters, and the storyline. The plot never failed me. I always felt like I was in a productive part of the book, rather than a slow, unimaginative, and boring section. It is fun to read, and the series of books that it continues into, the Lord of the Rings, is an addition to it all, and provides nothing but more content to explore.
The Hobbit has the power to draw in any reader, and keep them for the entire ride. It has an amazing story, colorful characters, and an unforgettable adventure. Loved this book! Have been a fan of Lord of the Rings and Tolkien since I was four years old.
The author never lets down. It's an intriguing story as well as fun read; a great prelude to a great trilogy. If you liked this book like I did, you'll probably like the book Some Must Fall. There's a cool website at: This is an amazing book full of adventure and even thrilling at times, I have read it multiple times and always have enjoyed it. If you like a book about adventure then i highly recommend this one.
One of my first books that I read and some of you can relate yes? The story is fairly linear, and no real character progression.
Black and white stuff here.
But saying that, it still has that great fantasy feel. Strongly believe its best to read this at a younger age and might seem to simple for an adult reader. Very good. But harder to read then your average Harry Potter book. It is the one of the best books I ever read. It is quite a simple language and is easy to read.
Bilbo Baggins became my - and I am sure many other readers - favourite fantasy character of all time. The Hobbit has everything a fantasy lover could want: Add to this a mythology that feels authentic and a love that shines out in all the locations and characters and you have a masterpiece of children's literature, Read it to your kids.
Read it your yourself. In class we're reading this, and nobody thought it would be good, because the majority of the class only ever read either books about romance the girls , comics or celebrity magazines. Whenever we read short stories in English class, we would be sooo bored, but this book was actually good well so far it's good; we haven't finished it yet. It also helped, that we didn't read it all in a couple of days, we spent time with each chapter, really taking the time to understand it, and that helped the class to fall in love with the book.
I never thought I would be searching up this book and now actually writing a review for it, especially since I was one of the people who wanted to read The Hobbit the least, but here I am. I really like this book. I'm a teen in grade 9 right now, and this book really isn't bad, you just have to take time to really understand it and eventually or hopefully you'll start liking it too! I read this book a few years ago and loved it. I own the Xbox game and the box set of movies. By the end of the book you really start to "feel" for all the main characters.
I also love the LOTR trilogy.
It's so great!! Even if it's a classic it's very interesting to read! And Bilbo will always remain close to my heart! Great work JRR Tolkien.!! I am in love with the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings movies. I've watched every single one so far. I am grade 6 right now and I just started reading The Hobbit. So far I am in Chapter 2, but it is really hard to read. I don't know, the movie was excellent but the book I think is too hard for a grade 6.
I found it amazing. I read it while in my last year of primary school and found it amazing. It was interesting to say the least. But all in all, I loved it in every way. This is a brilliant book. I first read it when I was 11 and I love it. I am doing it for a project right now because of how good it is. A brilliant modern classic recommended to all. This is a really good book, the language too is pretty good. I did this for my drama exam and there are a lot of good excerpts and there is good scope for improvement The book is amazing!
It's such an interesting read and seeing what Peter Jackson has done with the book is interesting. I would totally suggest this book to other readers if they haven't read it already. I think the book was okay, but it was so simple and straight forwards!
I love Tolkien, but I would expect him to have made a bunch of metaphors and stuff like that! He is a great author, but this is too simple for me to like. A fitting prequel to Tolkien's epic!! Bilbo is simply adorable! The only thing I did not like was the lack of females which is why I am giving it a 9 , but that does not reduce the book's charm. I read the book when I was thirteen, and two years later my heart still lingers in the green fields of the Shire, the dark forest of Mirkwood and the steep slopes of the lonely mountain.
A definite masterpiece! I love this book, it is literally my life and Frodo's in a little trilogy. I plan to check it out of the library tomorrow, because I feel as if I owe it to a good friend of mine to read at least one of his favorite books, because he's read two of my favorites already. Truthfully, I haven't had a lot of exposure to the fantasy genre, being more of a realistic fiction person, but I suppose that there's a first time for everything: Thanks for letting on-the-fence readers such as myself your opinions.
It always helps: The Hobbit is one of my favorite books. It's a great story, full of adventure and laughter and sadness. My favorite part is when they go to Mirkwood. I've always been fascinated by elves, especially Legolas and was happy when I got to read about where he was from and meet his father.
I absolutely adore this book and really enjoy the movies as well! I felt bad when this story ended, I was lost in story. And Bilbo, my friend, I felt like I was with him throughout the story, doing adventures Love this book. This was an amzing fairytale. It left me wanting more and feeling like Fili, Kili and Throin at the battle of the five armies. Tolkien to me is an amazing author that created a fantasy land where it doesn't end with happily ever after.
He shows that fantasy isn't necessarily a happy thing. He showed me this. Thank you J. Oh gosh!!!!!!!! Love dis book ; Dis can't be compared to Harry Potter or Percy Jackson n stuff coz this falls in a different league Book is better dan d movie.
The book was just spectacular. The story was amazing, awesome, astounding, fantastic and mindblowing. The Hobbit is a children's book that fully deserves the tag classic. I have read it twice now and each time have found myself completely lost in the world that Tolkien has created. The book is definitely better than the film. Although this book is slightly hard to read, once you get into the story it is interesting and exciting. Tolkien conveys a great message that there is more to a person than meets the eye.
Through all of the adversity that Bilbo has to endure, he uses his wits to be the unlikely hero in every situation. Although he is not the ideal hero, Gandalf sees that Bilbo is a courageous person inside.
This book is appealing to all ages and to both men and women. Just as there is more to Bilbo Baggins than meets the eye, this book is much deeper than just an adventure story. It's a great book that deserves more than just my mere praise. I applaud Tolkien not only for his brilliant series, but his vast imagination and contribution to the world of writing.
I have read The Hobbit several times, and it is one of my favorite books of all time. This is the best book ever, the description was so vivid, it was like I was in the book, and the adventure thrilled me with every word. Awesome book, I think everyone should get it. I can't wait until the move comes out, so exited! I am surprised that The Hobbit is as low as the 18th in your list.
It is an outstanding novel with few peers. Amazing book, I love how it describes everything, it feels like I could envision being there. A must read. I love this book, it's full of adventure danger, and self conflict. I gave the hobbit a 10 because it is dynamic and so well written and so detailed that I could never possibly vote it lower then a 10, never. For those of you who have read the brilliant The Lord of the Rings would realise the structure of the book and how diffrently it is written.
So to the point, The Hobbit is a classic and Tolkien is the king of all fantasy and as a 13 year old school-nerd would like to become an author so in a word I will describe The Hobbit as brilliant. Thanks for reading. It was a really epic book but some of the words were kind of hard Not as complicated as The Lord of the Rings, so it's a great taster for the fantasy genre and Tolkien's books meaning a younger audience will enjoy it just as much as the older audience.
I think the book is gripping because when I read the first page I went on and read a pages in one night and then the next day I finished it! A great read, just finished reading it for the first time and I'm sure I'll read it many more times.
It chronicles the quests of the hobbit Bilbo Baggins on his journey to the Lonely Mountain and his adventures when he finally arrives. It is a deceptively large adventure in a deceptively small book. I really enjoyed reading The Hobbit. I like fantasy in general, and I like seeing the backstory to Lord of the Rings, which I am currently reading.
Both are good stories, but The Hobbit is faster-moving, more lighthearted, and somewhat easier to get through. I love them both!
The Hobbit will have any reader lying on the couch for hours not wanting it to end. Would love to read it over and over. Tolkien could bring the stuff in children's dreams and nightmares to life. The Hobbit is a recital of events, expressing divinity abroad an air of nothingness, an otherwise logical mind will find it will be able to start an unquenchable, superabounding desire to know more about Tolkien and his works of secondary identity.
This book is brilliant and a must read! I preferred it to the Lord of the Rings. Thank you to my year 1 high school english teacher sorry, I forget your name.
This was the first book he assigned me to read, and I have loved it ever since. What else is there to say but perfection and when my son is old enough to appreciate it, I will read it to him too.
This book was recommended to me by my freshman English teacher in high school. It is one of my, if not my favorite book of all times. I will keep reading this book until the day I die, and I will also have it berried with me.
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