Monday, November 5, 2012

The Hobbit- by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien has been one of my favorite stories for as long as I can remember.  I remember loving the story when I was a little kid, yet I still enjoy it now that I am an adult. 

While I look forward to seeing the book translated into a movie by Peter Jackson, I will always cherish the original story by Tolkien, and the images in my own head of that.

The Hobbit, as many people already know, is the story of Bilbo Baggins, who is reluctantly drawn into the adventure of thirteen Dwarves, assisted here and there by Gandalf, who are on a quest to take back their stolen treasure from the dragon Smaug.  On the way, Bilbo and his companions have run ins with Trolls, Orcs, and Wargs, and are assisted by friendly Elves, and Beorn, a... well, you know who Beorn is if you've read the book.  Suffice it to say that Beorn isn't exactly human.  All the time.

I heartily recommend The Hobbit to all ages of readers who enjoy a good fantasy adventure.

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