The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Well, I never expected to read this book. This was something that I wrote off a long time ago. But over the summer, when I had way to much time to read, I finally read it. What surprised me so much was how good it was (maybe there is a reason so many people love it…) I was expecting it to be slow, boring and just plain weird. But it was not. I found myself laughing and enjoying the characters. I think I might actually read the Lord of the Rings at some point in the future because The Hobbit was so good. This book was different from other fantasy novels because  there was really no point to anything. The only reason they went on the journey was because they felt like it. There was nothing urgent. In most books, people are thrown into a quest that they are not ready for. Although the Hobbit did not feel ready for his journey, there was not anything urgent about it. They stopped several times on the way there and the journey began because they just felt like it. This made it more enjoyable to read, it was less stressful and it felt as if the characters were enjoying themselves even more (this made the deaths even worse, as there was no real reason for them to have died.) Overall this was a really great story and fun characters. I would definitely recommend it, especially to someone who has read a lot of other fantasy books because some of them start to blend together, but this one really stands out.

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