Book Review – The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

Hello Readers,

I have decided to add the reviews that I write on to my blog. I think it will be a great way to keep my blog more active!

Today, I finished reading The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. It was a completely new genre for me, and I was thoroughly immersed throughout. Here is my short review;
‘In a world of uneasy and troubled times, it is more than a pleasure to escape into the fantasy world of ‘The Hobbit’. This book escorted me from the train (my real setting during most of the reading) into the wonderful and magical world of mountains, woods, rivers and caves. The settings were immaculately designed, and the characters were fully rounded, lovable and intriguing, which are assets that make a reader always remember them. This is a truly exceptional novel, and a remarkable piece of art – no wonder it was adapted into movies (all of which are next on my list!)’

Lastly, I must say, that Friday is my favourite day in which to finish reading a book. I shall definitely be looking forward to Monday, if only for the chance to meet some new characters and follow a new journey!

Until next time 🙂

Donna x


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18 thoughts on “Book Review – The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

  1. There are four books in the series. I really enjoyed all of them and read the series twice!

  2. Paul Beech says:

    Donna, great to read your brief review of The Hobbit. I greatly enjoyed Humphrey Carpenter’s biography of Tolkien and was much taken with the idea of him quaffing beer with CS Lewis and other members of the Inklings at the Eagle and Child pub in Oxford all those years ago. Curiously, though, whilst interested in children’s fiction (I knew the author Robert Westall), I’ve never felt drawn to explore the world of Bilbo Baggins. Will I dip a toe in now? We’ll see. But I’m certainly looking forward to reading more of your reviews.



  3. sleepygate2013 says:

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  4. Thanks Paul. I try to write a review of every book I read, however simplistic or detailed it may be. I love to analyse the books, pick out the elements that moved me, and the clever little tricks that the author uses. So much fun! I will check out the biography that you recommendes. It’s great to get to know more about books through the world of the authors. Thank you 🙂

  5. alexraphael says:

    Hey Donna, have left your blog alone for far too long haha. Read this at college. Still the longest book i’ve ever read. Shame Tom Bombadil wasn’t in the film mind.

    • Hi Alex. I did abandon my blog for a while because I was struggling to visit via my pc…but it’s so much easier now I have the wordpress app 🙂 I have watched the first hour of the film, and I’m going to split the last two hours too! I think Ken Stott is amazing in his roles.

  6. Tyler Dibert says:

    “The Hobbit” is an awesome start for breaking into the vast world of Tolkien. The man didn’t just imagine Middle Earth, he lived there in his own mind. I am currently reading “The Fellowship of The Ring” the first book in “The Lord of the Rings” series. Written ten years after “The Hobbit” It seems to me to be a solid literary work. Lets face it, J.R.R. Tolkien has a way of losing you down some forgotten path only know in his vast imagination but you just cant bring yourself to stop reading. Check out the “Lord of the Rings” I am finding it to be quite a superior writing.

    • I think it is a true gift to be able to create such a vivid fantasy world full of vibrant characters; and Tolkien has given so many people pleasure through his writing. I shall definitely check out Lord of the Rings 🙂 Thanks for your recommendation.

  7. F.I.R.E. says:

    Well stated ! The Hobbit was merely a sip of the more intriguing quest to come. Enjoy ! :^)

  8. This concise review has inspired me to pick up where I left off last time I attempted this series. I’m too much of a film fan to get the imagery of Peter Jackson out of my head. But I will persevere this time!

    • That’s an interesting perspective, because I read the book , and then watched half of the movie because the actors weren’t how I imagined them in the book. But either way it proves that the first view or read, at times, has the most impact on us. I shall finish off the film sometime too…I need to see Gollum acted 😀 Thank you for the comment. Do let me know what you think of the rest of the book.

      • Oh you have to see Gollum. Andy Serkis is incredible, by far one of the greatest characters. Once I get round to it I’ll be sure to drop you a line. I love your writing so I’ll be back as often as I can

      • That’s good to hear…Gollum has a fantastic dialogue in the book, so it will be interesting to see him from a visual perspective in the film. I wonder if it will be how I imagine 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting my blog 🙂 Speak soon

      • His conversations with Smeagol/himself are a highlight. You’re welcome, thanks to you as well 🙂

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