December 4th, 2021
| Published: 1937 by Allen & Unwin |
| Genre: High Fantasy/Childrens Classic |
| Themes: Adventure, Dragons, Elves, Hobbits & Dwarves |
| Length: 322 Pages |
| Source: Own |
| My Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ |
Hi Readers, Welcome To Blogmas Day 4!
This was a recent reread of mind and I noticed a lot of my opinions had changed this time around, so I’m rewriting this review and I’m bumping it up from three to four stars!
The Hobbit, or There and Back Again, introduces the reader to Middle Earth. A place where Goblins, Elves, Wizards Dwarves and, of course, Hobbits lived in abundance. In this we follow a Hobbit who is hired by a band of dwarves to travel with them to their home on the Misty Mountain, which has long been occupied by a hungry, gold loving dragon.
Bilbo Baggins, a typical Hobbit who enjoys his homely comforts but secretly longs for an adventure, is such a lovable main character, and I absolutely fell in love with him. He’s very relatable and funny, and almost reminded me of an old English gentleman (maybe he’s based on Tolkien himself?) and his courage and loyalness makes him one of the best and most unlikely heroes in literary history.
This book is more aimed at children than it’s sequel Lord of the Rings; It’s more light hearted and can be a bit silly and quirky at times. But the writing and world-building was absolutely captivating. The descriptions of middle-earth were so detailed, it gives a brilliant picture of a whole world that he imagined and even the history of it.
I’m sure you would have watched or at least heard of the films by now, but I implore you to give this book a go. It’s such a worthwhile read, and it’s a great introduction into Middle Earth.
Would I Read Again? Yes! (and I have)
Would I Recommend? Absolutely!