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Hobbit or There MOBI #242 a reluctant hero a powerful and dangerous ring and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent The text in this page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics and includes a note on the text by Douglas A Anderson Andy Serkis is doing a live reading of this RIGHT NOW for charity To call this the epitome in which all high fantasy should be judged does not uite suffice; this is simply one of the best books that has ever been written or will ever be written The Hobbit defines the high fantasy genre along with its seuel of course and has been an inspiration to countless authors and readers alike Tolkien uite literally kick started a genre that would eventually capture the hearts of thousands of people He changed the literary world He made fantasy real The best fantasy universe ever created Middle Earth is undoubtedly the best fantasy universe created It is the most original and richly devised It is very hard for fantasy authors not to borrow elements from Tolkien He set the definition with his wonderful world Tolkien’s references to modern day are also very amusing and almost unnoticeable in the brilliant narrative but a perceptive reader will notice the whimsical contrasts he has drawn between his world and the real world The sheer depth of Tolkien’s imagination is really unmeasurable I wonder what other ideas for books he may have had that he never got to write “The road goes ever on and on”Bilbo like the reader is blown away by the breath taking landscape of Middle Earth We must remember that he too is experiencing the majesty of Rivendell and the mightiness of Erabor for the first time His reaction reflects a reader who is also awestruck by a world that is as beautifully magical as it is corrupt and wicked; it is a world in which both the benevolent and the malignant reside; it is a world whose people are capable of both great kindness and eually as great cruelty The peoples are diverse and contrasting; I think the differences between the elves and the dwarves are best captured in their music The music of the elves is full of mirth and is generally uite playful whereas the music of the dwarves is strong deep and full of resolve to match their stubborn nature The wonderful wonderful story This story belongs to Bilbo Baggins This is something I think Peter Jackson would do well to remember but that’s beside the point The tale begins as Bilbo accidently unexpectedly invites Gandalf for tea the next day after a brief encounter The Wizard marks him as the fourteenth member of his company his burglar Bilbo doesn’t really understand what he is getting himself in for when he agrees to join their mission Indeed the next evening thirteen dwarves headed by Thorin Oakenshield arrive along with their uest to reclaim their gold and slay a dragon Smaug Smaug has stolen their home fortress of Erebor They want it back Bilbo reluctantly gets dragged along though this reluctance is uickly overcome by a strong secret desire for adventure “I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging and it's very difficult to find anyone' I should think so — in these parts We are plain uiet folk and have no use for adventures Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things Make you late for dinner”The story becomes darker as they close in on the mountain The company are attacked by spiders and abducted by the wood elves who want a share of the dwarfish treasure The dwarves begin to rely on their burglar who they believed would become a liability How wrong they were Bilbo was destined to come along They would have surely failed if he had not and the ring of power may never have been destroyed But that’s another wonderful story The game of riddles and the finding of the ring is one of the memorable scenes of the book and is Bilbo’s gateway into heroism I think the power he receives from the ring helps him to discover that not only does he have courage and fortitude but he has lots of it Gandalf if anything is an excellent judge of character The ending is just the beginning The ending of this book is undeniably rushed Bilbo is unconscious for most of it and we receive a post battle update There are off page deaths and victories In this I think Tolkien cements the message of the story; it is not about the tragic death of a dwarf who went slightly mad and then redeemed himself; it is not about a boatman who slayed a dragon and became a renowned hero it is about a Hobbit This is Bilbo’s story and no other's It is a story in which a Hobbit who had no courage and no bravery found it It is a story about a hobbit who was too scared to leave his house without a hanky eventually evolved into a Hobbit that would trick a dragon “You have nice manners for a thief and a liar said the dragon”Five stars I think you know why You can connect with me on social media via My Linktree

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The Hobbit or There and Back AgainIn a hole in the or There Epub #222 ground there lived a hobbit Not a nasty dirty wet 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 to eat it was a hobbit hole and The Hobbit PDFEPUBthat means comfortWritten for Dear Tolkien fans please don't leave a comment if you're going to spew hatred I'll just delete it I'm glad you enjoy Tolkien's work but I am actually allowed to feel this way no matter how scandalous you find that idea Thank you To be fair it really is a cool story Mr Tolkien’s imagination is endless and I respect him immensely for that To be able to conjure a whole new magical world and all these creatures in it absolutely amazing But it is also a very long winded story and I found myself struggling to get the job done Reading is not supposed to be a job; it’s supposed to be fun and relaxing For me The Hobbit was not an engaging story – I was distracted constantly and kept missing paragraphs The story in itself is pretty great but the way it is told makes the magic disappear I am not uite sure how to explain Maybe it was the way it was written or the fact that they take a long time before anything happens I should also mention the highly anticlimactic end of Smaug and the fact that I can’t tell any of the dwarves apart And the songs Dear Merlin the songs I felt like I was in a ruddy musicalI’m sad that I didn’t like it as much I wish I did In any case still a cool story

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ePub å The Hobbit or There and Back Again ç Paperback å J.R.R. Tolkien å [Reading] ➼ The Hobbit or There and Back Again Author J.R.R. Tolkien – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit Not a nasty dirty wet hole filled with the ends of worms and aJRR Tolkien’s own children The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in Now recognized as a timeless classic this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins the wizard Gandalf Gollum and the spectacular world of Middle earth recounts of the adventures of There are some days when I actually think that the humble Hobbit is superior to it's bohemoth brother The Lord of the Rings It's a much tighter story and Bilbo is a much appeal character than is Frodo I also just love this poem from The HobbitFar over the misty mountains coldTo dungeons deep and caverns oldWe must away ere break of dayTo seek the pale enchanted goldThe dwarves of yore made mighty spellsWhile hammers fell like ringing bellsIn places deep where dark things sleepIn hollow halls beneath the fellsFor ancient king and elvish lordThere many a gleaming golden hoardThey shaped and wrought and light they caughtTo hide in gems on hilt of swordOn silver necklaces they strungThe flowering stars on crowns they hungThe dragon fire in twisted wireThey meshed the light of moon and sunFar over the misty mountains coldTo dungeons deep and caverns oldWe must away ere break of dayTo claim our long forgotten goldGoblets they carved there for themselvesAnd harps of gold; where no man delvesThere lay they long and many a songWas sung unheard by men or elvesThe pines were roaring on the heightThe winds were moaning in the nightThe fire was red it flaming spread;The trees like torches blazed with lightThe bells were ringing in the daleAnd men looked up with faces pale;The dragon's ire fierce that fireLaid low their towers and houses frailThe mountain smoked beneath the moon;The dwarves they heard the tramp of doomThey fled their hall to dying fallBeaneath his feet beneath the moonFar over the misty mountains grimTo dungeons deep and caverns dimWe must away ere break of dayTo win our harps and gold from him