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The Hobbit: Or There and Back Again (Middle-Earth Universe)
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'The Hobbit' is at one level simply a charming adventure story, perhaps one of the most charming and most adventurous ever told. There, see how simple that w ...more
Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold.
The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
While hammers fell like ringing bells
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
As a child, The Hobbit sparked my young imagination, causing wonderful daydreams and horrible nightmares. As a teen, the book made me want to become a writer of fantastical tales...or go shoeless, live in a hole and smoke a pipe. As an adult, Tolkien's novel maintains within me a link to my childhood, safekeeping cherished memories and evoking everlasting emotions.
To be fair, it really is a cool story. Mr Tolkien’s imagination is endless and I respect him immensely for that. To be able to ...more
In the meantime, I want to say this:
If you are a child, you need to read this for Gollum's riddles.
If you are an adult, you need to read this book to children (if you don't have children,
Becuz GOLLUM ROOOLZ!!!!!
See here, he even won an award!! (Click on the link to see a hilarious video)
Of course the most compelling reason to add this to your reading list in haste i ...more
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.Books exist in time and place and our experience of them is affected by the specific time and place in which we encounter them. Sometimes an uplifting or inspiring book can change the path of a life that has wandered onto a wrong course. Sometimes a book, discovered early on, can form part of the foundation of who we are. Or, discovered late, can offer insight into the journey we have taken to date. Sometimes a book is just a book. But not The Hobbi ...more
The best fantasy universe ever c ...more
this is smack-talk.
me and a buddy saw the first two films in the peter jackson trilogy (for a second time) this weekend. he says he loves actor lee pace just like i do, but that his character, thranduil, was campy as fuck and also what the hell were they even thinking?
to which i reply:
y'all know i like 'em long, lean, and unavailable.
aint nobody gon' talk shyt 'bout muh boo.
ACTIVATE MEME BATTURR
I've been thinking a lot of how many stars giving to the book, since there were parts that I loved a lot, but there were others that I found tedious and even anti-climatic, but in respect to this great writer, J.R.R. Tolkien, I think that the book deserves at least 4-stars rating with which I feel easy since I am not giving it a full rating but also I am not punishing it for things that maybe a future re-reading will solve.
In a hole in the ground there lived a ...more
The Action الاحداث
The Settings الاماكن
The Characters الشخصيات
But.. The Oscar Goes to.. J.R.R. Tolkien for BEST STORYTELLER
فعلا لعل اكثر ما اعجبني في رحلتي مع الهوبيت ..تلك الرحله غير المتوقعه لي
هو اسلوب روايه جي ار ار تولكين للقصه
فله اسلوب مميز بالفعل في الحكي, كانه يروي وهو يجلس معك أنت شخصيا
الهــوبيت هي حجر الاساس والبدايه في واحده من اهم الروايات في العالم "سلسله ملك الخواتم" "وكانت السلسله الاعلي مبيعات حتي اطاحت بها روايه الساحره الانجليزيه جي كي رولينج عن قصه حياه هاري ...more
The above was my first review of this and really summed things up quite succinctly. Below is actually a review of the first of the trilogy of movies following The Hobbit (kinda).
There have been lots of thoughts on this movie already, but I felt I needed to add my two cents, because, well, lots of people are just plain wrong.
Okay, maybe people have good reason to be disappointed with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, but I wanted to tell you why you shou ...more
Then, when I was 21, I learned Swedish, and suddenly there were many things in Middle Earth th ...more
I was apprehensive when I started this. I was introduced to hobbits and dwarves and wizards and I very nearly quit on page 16. However I decided to continue with one thought circling in my head, "it's just a bit of fun". Whenever I came across a passage with trol ...more
I remember trying to read this book in grade-school and stopping because there was too much boring scenery and background. I must've been too young because it isn't boring at all, and there isn't all that much scenery as I'd thought and hardly any background. But as I kept reading, this flipped into a feeling that I'm reading this far too old, not young. The voice of the narrator is odd, generally the vague omniscient overlooking tone ...more
But anyway, brilliant story. Tolkien's writing really is extraordinary. I also liked the songs and illustrations (even thought there weren't many of them). So I'll definitely be reading LoTR soon.
Only 'problem' I had with it, is that I had huge expectations going into this book (mostly because the movies were so damn good), and they all weren't quite met. But never mind that, I couldn't give this book any less that ...more
Kako napisati review za najomiljeniju knjigu ikada? Nikako, zato ovo i nije klasičan review.
Već nekoliko godina, sestra i ja imamo običaj da pred kraj godine čitamo baš Hobita, to je naša mala tradicija kojom obeležavamo kraj jedne i početak nove godine.
Knjige dolaze i prolaze, ali samo za pojedine možemo da kažemo da su nas oblikovale kao čitaoce.
Hobit je jedna od tih knjiga za mene.
A evo kako je sve počelo:
Znate ono čuveno pitanje: Koje 3 knjige biste poneli na pusto ostrvo? E pa, ne znam koj ...more
So begins J.R.R. Tolkien’s love letter to fantasy literature.
A reader to this timeless classic will first notice that this is a first person narration, the reader hears Tolkien’s voice as he narrates the tale of Bilbo Baggins, Belladonna Took’s odd so ...more
Some time ago, Harold Bloom went on a Harry Potter rant. He is hardly the only academic to do so. In fact, A. S. Byatt wrote a wonderful essay on how strange and annoying she finds adults who read Harry Potter ...more
This was my second experience reading The Hobbit. My first was that my dad read it to me and my sisters back when I was 12, I think. Since I'm 20 now that means it had been ... 8 years.
I admit, I re-read this mostly because the movie was coming out. And I had to see it because MARTIN FREEMAN.
I MEAN, JUST LOOK AT HIM. HOW CAN YOU RESIST. <3 (Also he was perfect in the movie and just UGHH YESSS. The movie was good. But this isn't a review of the movie so I' ...more
I love this book. Have I mentioned before how much I love Tolkien's books? They are part of my childhood and my memories are incredibly fond of them (yes I'm a nostalgic type of person alright). The Hobbit in many ways is of all my books part of my childhood. I was certainly the first time that I entered Tolkien's world when I first read it ten years ago. So I decided to re-read this for the fifth time ever as part of a fantasy challenge and to re-familiarise myself with a story I know by heart. ...more
If I'm a little bit you ...more
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Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English lan ...more