J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit

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Re: J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit

Post by slove93 » 16 Dec 2012, 11:58

I had to read The Hobbit for class and had a little trouble getting into it. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan but I have never been able to get into LOTR. I was wondering if the 3 books in the series are easier to get into? It seems most of you enjoyed The Hobbit more, but maybe it will be the other way around for me. It's not that I disliked The Hobbit, I really did enjoy the lesson it was trying to teach.

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Post by carter1990 » 28 Dec 2012, 20:33

The Hobbit to me was a little easier to go through. I enjoyed the movie as well although its hard to condense everything into a motion picture.

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Post by booklvr62 » 29 Dec 2012, 14:56

I loved reading both 'The Hobbit' and the 'LOTR trilogy',and it's such fun reading the Gollum's parts,LOL! :lol:

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Post by char32 » 07 Jan 2013, 17:29

J.R.R Tolkein's Hobbit is a good book to read. Like Lord of the Rings, also adapted by BBC Radio. The story has such vivid details and rich imgination. It's interesting how many of these events would later shape events in Middle Earth with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. It all really comes to together. Bilbo Baggins does come off as an unlikely character who takes a trial by fire journey not knowing if he'll be alive or dead. From start to finish the character seen in the beginning and the character at the end are very much different people, similar to what happened later with Frodo after the end of that story. Each experience left Bilbo stronger than before to face later trials. It is one of the best books I have read.

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Post by read4fun » 20 Feb 2013, 01:09

Great story, and much easier to get through than the Lord of the Rings trilogy

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Post by rachel5 » 11 Mar 2013, 15:55

slove93 wrote:I had to read The Hobbit for class and had a little trouble getting into it. I'm a huge Harry Potter fan but I have never been able to get into LOTR. I was wondering if the 3 books in the series are easier to get into? It seems most of you enjoyed The Hobbit more, but maybe it will be the other way around for me. It's not that I disliked The Hobbit, I really did enjoy the lesson it was trying to teach.
Ha ha. I'm the opposite. I'm getting into Tolkien's books no problem, but Harry Potter didn't really hold my interest. I read the first book and that was it :P
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Post by lapalmer71 » 19 Mar 2013, 18:47

Loved the book....hated the movie

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Post by lorenadc_06 » 26 Mar 2013, 13:52

I read this book a couple of years ago, and I couldnt stop reading it. I was fascinated with everything. The way all the locations were described and how detailed they were.
I could imagine myself walking with them in their journey and living everything with them.

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Post by lady_charlie » 14 Apr 2013, 12:07

I got these 4 books for a present in 1979. I never watched the movies because I thought they couldn't possibly be any good. How could you create this world that I had in my head on a screen? I finally got the movies a couple of years ago and now we have seen them several times. We have only seen The Hobbit three times so far!

I think I read that Tolkien actually knew C. S. Lewis.

I also thought there were a lot of similarities between LOTR and HP - Galadriel could see things, and the spider, etc.
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Post by Bananacat » 14 Apr 2013, 13:35

I loved the Hobbit along with the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I had no difficultly getting in any of the books. I can understand why some people cannot get into the LoR thought but for me I enjoyed both and feel that Tolkien did a great job.


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Post by Hannaa_Campbell » 13 Jul 2014, 16:49

It was fab! Took me a while to read, but nonetheless, still great :)
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Post by sflaherty42 » 18 Jul 2014, 00:22

This book was a great adventure! It was a little slow in parts but was easy to push through and I very much enjoyed it. The movie did it very much justice.

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Post by emilykatherine » 18 Jul 2014, 15:18

I am a Tolkien lover to the very core so, of course, I adore The Hobbit. It's such a well written book-- he certainly had a way with words. I read it for the first time when I was in 5th grade and I pick it up at least once every two years.

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Post by wanderingmuses » 19 Jul 2014, 14:49

This book is a classic and like all of Tolkien's work, it's a great book and makes Middle Earth an amazing adventure for you. However, I had difficulty getting into it. It took me a month to finish reading it which surprised me because it's short and I expected to finish it easily but it was so slow in some parts. The movie did it great justice though; Peter Jackson was able to give me all the details that I would've liked to see in the book. I preferred the LOTR trilogy because it gave me much more detail than The Hobbit did.

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Post by Enijmas » 22 Jul 2014, 01:31

An excellent, yet still easy read. I also love how the movie seems to be taking its time with plot development, having 3-parts for this much shorter book, as opposed to LOTR with its 3-parts rush. I actually read it after watching the first part of the movie, and now I'm looking forward to the rest of it. (:

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