Bilbo Le Hobbit
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Bilbo Le Hobbit

4.48 of 5 stars 4.48  ·  rating details  ·  88,135 ratings  ·  761 reviews
Hardcover, 140 pages
Published November 10th 2004 by Vents d'Ouest (first published 1989)
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logankstewart
I picked this up on a Tolkien-high, interested in reading the graphic adaptation of the beloved novel it was based on. It had been a while since I read The Hobbit and had quite forgotten a few things, so I figured it was time to dive in.

The biggest problem with this graphic novel is the amount of words per page. Comics almost never have multiple text boxes spread across a page, let alone a full novel's worth. Some pages were littered with these boxes, much to my annoyance. And some of these were...more
John
As a long time fan of Tolkien since I was a child (having even been a TA in a college-level Tolkien studies class), I'm always interested in how Tolkien is adapted. When I saw this graphic novel edition of the Hobbit, I was very curious as to how the story would play in the medium of the "comic". And I'm actually happy to say that the novel itself comes across really well. The story, characters and plot are all evenly handled. However, a fundmental problem with the medium of comic books would de...more
Nikki
This graphic novel sticks very close to Tolkien's text, even including much of the narration, which is nice, but means it's not really an adaptation, like I was sort of hoping. As it says on the cover, it's "an illustrated edition of the fantasy classic". It took me a little while to get used to the artwork, but I thought lots of it was very well done -- it fits the comic tone of The Hobbit a lot better than Alan Lee's epic artwork, even if I prefer Alan Lee as an artist.
Heather Merrill
I forgot to add this book; I read it recently because my boys were interested in it and I wanted to make sure it was not too complex or scary. I never read it as a child. I LOVED it! What a great story and well-written. My oldest son read it after me, and my second son is reading it now (as a matter of fact, as we speak!). They are begging to start the Lord of the Rings Trilogy next. Ordered the series in paperback yesterday . . . :)
Gilbert Patten-Elliott
I decided to read this book because I wanted to read it before the movie came out but couldn't be bothered reading the real thing. After reading this I might actually read the real Hobbit novel. This book completed the graphic novel square on my bingo board.
I usually enjoy reading graphic novels and this was no exception, even if it was a bit more complex than others I had read before.

I thought this book had a great story and was pretty epic overall. I am really looking forward to when the movie...more
William
Thanks to Cory Anthony, reading the Hobbit became an annual autumn tradition. The kind of book you can read in a day but encapsulates some of the best sentiments of Thoreau, On The Road, and the kind of wonder that makes kids take off on bikes to explore the places beyond their hometown's city limits; to find Trolls frozen in stone, hidden and lost secrets in the deep woods waiting to be found, and new horizons yet to be discovered or imagined. A book to read as a kid, but hopefully one you'll n...more
Rebecca
At 15:57 I finished it while in my mulberry tree... listen to Florence + The Machine, Ceremonials, "All This and Heaven Too" and it describes how I can't describe how wonderful, sweet, adventurous, enjoyable, and... EVERYTHING this book is! Every author, this is the baseline that they all try to achieve. This is the incarnate reason why the human race reads and enjoys books, it perfectly demonstrates why books were ever written in the first place. It leaves you so happy in the end. What a tale!...more
Heather
Heather Stewart
Graphic Novel
This version of the popular novel was very accurate to the original. The graphics were absolutely amazing and very colorful. They really brought the story to life. It tells the tale of Bilbo Baggins and his adventure to the Lonely Mountain with a group of dwarves. On the trip he finds himself lost in a cave where he meets Gollum and finds the ring. The rest of the tale tells of Bilbo’s cunning to rescue the dwarves from captivity and lead them to the mountain to slay...more
Karen Malena
I read this book a few years ago when I got into the Lord of the Rings movies. Right now, I'm listening to it as a book on CD which is awesome. The fellow reading it is doing some great different voices for the dwarves and Gandolf and everyone. Just love this simple, yet complex tale which leads into so much more in Tolkien's world. I have such admirable respect for Bilbo upon listening to the story and seeing the new movie version. I had always thought of him as fussy sort, but now I truly res...more
Dirk Grobbelaar
An adaptation that is very true to the original. Very.

This is a great companion to Tolkien's novel, and the art is as atmospheric as you would expect. It's been a while since Middle Earth looked this good. That said, don't expect Alan Lee or John Howe - The Hobbit doesn't have quite the same epic, or dark, overtones as The Lord of the Rings.

Recommended.
Logan Nance
I really liked this book, I thought it was one of the better fictional books that I have read. I actually went and saw the movie not to long ago, it ran right alongside the story line. I would definitely recommend this book to the people that may have not of read it yet. This is a great book with some really interesting parts, I think it is a must read book.
Mary
After seeing Peter Jackson's film version, I had to go back to my Ballantine paperback, $.95 in 1966 when J.R.R.authorized a paper edition! The film covered 114 pages, and I read those in considerably less than the three hours I spent watching it. It was like visiting old friends.
Charlotte
This book was okay. There's not a lot of action but the characters are really interesting.
Shellie (Layers of Thought)
Original review posted at Layers of Thought in a graphic novel trio review.

3.5 starts actually!

An epic story, with cute and colorful drawings about the famous Tolkien hobbit, who finds one of the fabled rings which become an important part of the continuing saga of The Lord of the Rings.

About: Bilbo Baggins is happy with his quiet life in his little cottage when the wizard Gandalf and a group of dwarves invite themselves for tea and drag him along on an incredible adventure. Unbeknown to him, he...more
Hrishik
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Derek
The Hobbit, like most books of fiction, was most likely written for entertainment. The Hobbit is the prequel to The Lord of the Rings. An interesting fact about The Hobbit was that it written with no intention of having a sequel, and the book has been revised many times to fit the story line of The Lord of the Rings, which is the trilogy Tolkien is known for. The revisions in the book were mostly in the chapter “Riddles in the Dark”, which is where Bilbo gains the infamous One Ring. The book is...more
Ben Spring
The Hobbit is a medieval fantasy story about a little hobbit(small Halfling) named Bilbo goes on an adventure with 13 dwarfs and the mighty wizard Gandalf. They travel through caves full of goblins, elf towns, towns of men and dark forests infested with spiders. The dwarfs are on a mission to get their home mountain filled with gold and jewels back from a greedy dragon, but they encounter many difficulties on the way slowing their long journey even more. When the finally reach the mountain the w...more
Xavier S.
The Hobbit

The novel The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is about a hobbit named Bilbo Baggins being chosen to go on a long journey with a large group of dwarves and a great wizard. They are going on this journey to take back what is rightfully theirs and to slay the dragon that attacked their kingdom long ago. I believe that the author’s purpose for writing this book is to almost make us want to go on an adventure with these people and to be able to picture in our own heads what it would be like. Durin...more
Cheyenne
The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien
Copyright 1937 by George Allen & UnwinLtd.
Fiction
Special Features: Thor's Map of Wilderland
$6.99
ISBN 0-354-33968-L

The Hobbit is a prelude to The Lord of the Rings, and shows the journey Bilbo has and how he also met Gandalf the Grey. Gandalf the Grey will be a key part of The Lord of the Rings.

The Hobbit is written in Bilbo Baggin’s point of view. The book is an adventure simply because the whole book shows Bilbo’s quest with the dwarves and how Bilbo finds the rin...more
02Hailey S Scharf
The hobbit is a good book with a lot of description, some humor, good information, and not much rambling off. The book gets to the point and doesn't often waste time telling you something that doesn't relate to the book. It describes feelings of characters in great detail so you can really feel and imagine what they did. Not only all of what I mentioned but this book so far is great, but it also says kind things to people. When they said: "There is more in you of good than you know, child of the...more
Crystal
"The Hobbit or There and Back Again" is the first story of Middle-Earth that was ever read by the masses. And to this day it remains a beloved favorite due to Tolkien's exceptional writing, realistic and lovable characters, and the fantastic, complicated world with its unlikely hero: a fuzzy-footed hobbit.

Bilbo Baggins lives a pleasantly stodgy and dull life in the Shire, in a luxurious hole under a hill. ("It was a hobbit hole, and that means comfort") But his life is completely turned upside-d...more
J.L.
The Hobbit
There and back again...How could I resist returning to Middle Earth for an adventure? Especially since I've co-authored a fantasy/adventure set in New Zealand myself. Truth be told. I remember reading (well, sort of skimming) The Hobbit in my childhood and sadly I didn't appreciate J.R.R. Tolkien's flawless storytelling back then. But this time as I followed little Bilbo Baggins on his dangerous journey I was in awe of the author's rich and imaginative use of words. But I also couldn'...more
Kerry
One day recently, while I was browsing through a bookstore, I came across a table piled with a multitude of Hobbit books. Almost every bookstore has one since the release of the movie. Even though I have read the book numerous times, I felt an unexplicable urge to sift through the neatly piled books of various editions. My eyes were immediately drawn to one particular book. "What's this? Could it be....a graphic novel?", I thought to myself. Tolkien illustrated The Hobbit with his own drawings o...more
Kevin Chao
The Hobbit, written by J.R.R. Tolkien, is an engaging, action-packed novel about a Hobbit who embarks on a journey that will change his life forever. This entertaining story begins when the main character, Bilbo Baggins, is asked by the wise wizard, Gandalf, to accompany him on an adventure. Along with thirteen dwarves, they set off to reclaim gold that the Dragon Smaug stole from the dwarves, and help the exiled dwarf king, Thorin Oakenshield, to reclaim his throne. On their epic quest, the tea...more
Sarah Stewart
Sarah Stewart
Graphic Novel
This graphic novel tells the adventurous tale of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit, who was recruited by Gandalf, a wizard, to reclaim treasure from a plundering dragon. Baggins was hired to be the burglar in a group of 13 dwarves. In this quest, there are many incidents that occur on their way to find the dragon’s lair and loot. A well illustrated and written adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit, this graphic novel not only attract fans of the novel, but create new o...more
Alasandra Alawine
Gandalf arranges for Bilbo to accompany Thorin and his band when they go to reclaim their home under the Mountain. After many adventures they reach Thorin's home. Bilbo steals some of the treasure from Smaug and Smaug flies to Lake-Town (Esgaroth) in a rage and destroys it. The old thrush that overheard Bilbo telling the dwarves of Smaug's weak spot, tells Bard about it and he kills Smaug with a well placed arrow.

Angered by the destruction of their homes the men of Lake-Town join with the Woodla...more
Eyehavenofilter
The little guy with big hairy feet goes on an adventure with creatures that have nads of excessive weight, and gets nads of his own. He traverses the world he knows to parts yet unknown, gets lost in an underworld of sorts, matches wits with the witless, and keeps a precious, endless, golden secret. He overcomes minions, and saves the ones who tease him and finds his place in the scheme of things. He overcomes amazing obstacles, and diligence his small size vanquishes the enemy. Life is an amazi...more
Dede Muharoom
Saya tidak membaca novel hobbits, mungkin nanti juga tertarik untuk membaca keseluruhan seri dari LoTR yang terkenal itu. Komik hobbit sendiri kolaborasi antara J.J.R. Tolkien (penulis), David Wenzel (illustrator), Charles Dixon (penyadur), dan Sean Deming (editor). untuk yang sudah menonton filmnya, ada perbedaan sedikit anatra cerita di film dan di komiknya sendiri. Tidak heran karena komik ini pertama terbit di Inggris tahun 1937.

Untuk penyuka cergam klasik Inggris, contohnya Raja Arthur, Ro...more
Paul Mirek
I try not to compare media more than necessary, but in cases like this it's both productive and almost impossible to avoid. Chuck Dixon transplants the majority of Tolkien's narration into the comic script, while David Wenzel offers an animated but surprisingly detailed perspective into the characters and landscapes. The overall effect is dense and lively at the same time, much as I remember the book itself being as my father read it to me as a child. In fact, the art often looks like it could c...more
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