Title: The Hobbit
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Quotation: “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.”
Would recommend to: any one who wants to take another adventure.
For shame on me for not reading this amazing tale until the end of my sophomore year in college. I know this was meant to be a children’s bedtime story, but I can’t help that I love this book. I finished it in a matter of days when I read it and have actually dreamed about reading it again.
The tale surrounds a homely hobbit named Bilbo who embarks on an adventure with 12 dwarves to reclaim treasure from the dragon, Smaug.
I’m sure by now many of you have already seen the movie, but as I usually say, READ THE BOOK.
It’s amazingly well written, and Tolkien does a fantastic job of capturing the readers attention. Along with the quality of the story, the characters are gripping. I loved Bilbo from the very beginning and would love to know even more about his life and his background.
Like I’ve mentioned countless times before on this blog, I love love love to see the other side of the story, and prequels give readers that sneak peak I so crave after hearing someone’s story. Sadly, I have no yet read “Lord of the Rings”, but I’m working on it, I promise.
If you’re interested in adventure, and maybe a hobbit or two, I promise you won’t be disappointed in this book.