The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien


Shelfie Score: 53%

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288

Synopsis:

A great modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. 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 the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, un...

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Bill (Pappy) Drake

This started it all for me. I became a devout LOR fan. What a story filled with great characters and adventure. Here's the thing. I don't read fantasy for any message. (see Ursula Le Guin's blog about messaging.) The story, story, story. It has to be a great story. The Hobbit and the following LOR books is the kind of fantasy that takes me away from this crazy world and puts me in the story's world. Mr. Tolkien is master of world building and character development with a stupendous plot. Even non readers know Bilbo Baggins one of the best characters in fiction. I highly recommend this book to any age. If their too young, read it to them.

Erika

A great adventure story and a classic that everyone must read!

   
   

Bookaxe Characteristics for The Hobbit

Character and Plot:

Characters in depth

Fast-paced plot

Language and Style:

Straight to the point

Language and style central

New Information:

Pure entertainment

Introduces you to new ideas

Outlook:

Explores the darker side of life
Light-hearted and optimistic

Explicitness:

No swearing or violence etc
Frequent swearing and violence etc

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