“In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit”
Okay so by now most people have read the Hobbit, but I’m a little late to the party. So this is for the other stragglers like me, it’s time to get onboard!
I loved this story, I mean big time please don’t let this story end kinda love. It has all of the elements of the ultimate fantasy story and brings images alive in your head. The characters draw you in because they are not only complex but flawed like the rest of us.
The story focuses on Bilbo Baggins who is a Hobbit set in his ways passing the days in his Hobbit hole, and Gandalf gives him the chance to go on an adventure, something very un-hobbitlike. Tolkien tells the story of Bilbo learning to step out of his comfort zone and find out what he is made of, allowing him to experience the entire world around him and the magic it has to offer.
“Even the smaller person may change the course of the future”
The friendships that develop between the characters are charming and feel very real. Personally, I always enjoy well-written friendships in any novel. The whole book is beautifully written, and many of the quotes have stuck with me.
The comedic element was a surprise and a very welcome one at that! When I say, this story has everything, laughs, tears, action, magic, I really mean it. Seriously, all of the emotions guys, all of them.
It reminded me of how I felt when I first read Harry Potter, and I can’t wait for my Lord of the Rings boxset to arrive so I can delve more into the magical world Tolkien has created.
P.S I have ordered the set with illustrations by Alan Lee! I highly recommend getting your hands on them if you can.