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when i was young (i'm 23) i would watch the 1977's cartoon version of The Hobbit and because of that I've always been a fan of Lord of the Rings trilogy. I finally read The Hobbit and loved it. What did you all think about it?
In my opinion the Hobbit was the best book, at least compared to the famous Trilogy. I remember re-reading the Trilogy books before watching each movie released. Great books and movies, but the Hobbit is still my favorite.
I loved the puzzles that Bilbo had to figure out, I believe it was page 84 in my book. If you have the book and want to re-read the puzzles to see if you remember the answers...it will take you back.
The Hobbit was an easier read. Probably because it was intended for children as well as adults. Lord Of The Rings is a bit more of a slog (with all the detailed history for pages and pages) though no less fantastic.
Well I would agree that the Hobbit is Tolkien's best book because its the only one I've ever been able to finish and I gave LOR quite a few chances but I could never get it to it, the introduction was more interesting than the book!
I have recently read The Hobbit and I thought it was brilliant, I tried reading The Lord Of The Rings a few years ago but I only read a few chapters before I gave up on it, I think it was the sheer size of the book that was ofputting. The Hobbit was a much easier read and I can't wait for the film to be released.
I thought it was very good.
And I read the "Lord of the Rings", and "The Silmarillion".
If you find that you are into J. R. R. Tolkien's world, "The Silmarillion" is a prequel, giving a lot of background of Middle Earth (but I found it a drier read than the other books).
I also must admit that The Hobbit was probably my favorite of Tolkien's works. While I enjoyed LOTR, The Hobbit was somehow different, perhaps more compact yet also somehow more intense. The most memorable scenes from the book will be when Bilbo first finds the ring, and his journey through the dark forest of Mirkwood. What an impression it must have made on me considering it's been over thirty years since I first read it!
I loved the Hobbit. I own LOTR and the Silmarillion as well but the Hobbit is the most fun of all of them. It was a bit of a struggle to get through some parts of the Silmarillion and the Tom Bombadil part of LOTR was in my opinion a bit of a waste of my time and equally difficult to get through, the Hobbit didn't have any of that. I do have Children of Hurin in my "to read" pile but I have so many in the pile I am not sure when I will get to it. EEK! Anyway, just wanted to throw my two cents in!
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