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message 1: by Karen (new)

Karen Fato My first copy (I have multiple copies of MANY of my books)is worn and the pages are yellowed. There is nothing like a worn out book.I was introduced to this wonderful book when I was eleven years old. The chapter entitled "Riddles in the Dark" was in our reader. I've read that chapter a million times and the book just as many. There is nothing like curling up with a well-worn book from your childhood.

message 2: by Rob (last edited Sep 26, 2007 09:52AM) (new)

Rob I agree. I love the trilogy, but I've always found the Hobbit to be better than the trilogy. Don't get me wrong - I love the other three works, but there is something about The Hobbit's simplicity that has made me reread it a few times over. A great book for anyone, any age.

message 3: by Erein (new)

Erein Absolutely agree :)

message 4: by Amanda (new)

Amanda I agree as well. The Hobbit has a charming quality that the Lord of the Rings lacks. It is a wonderful adventure story that could stand well enough on its own without the larger Lord of the Rings Saga.

message 5: by Susie (new)

Susie Pozgay "Tighter" is the first word that comes to mind for me as well. Tolkien wrote this after the trilogy, and it shows. Perhaps he relaxed when he wrote this; the story certainly is simpler. Of course he is not juggling around as many characters as in his trilogy.

message 6: by Susan (new)

Susan Katz I'm glad to see that other folks also prefer The Hobbit. For me, I think it's primarily because I love Bilbo so much (I agree with you that Frodo is a lesser character). He's such an unlikely hero, and the humor is wonderful - I laugh at it again even when I know what's coming.

message 7: by Jillian (new)

Jillian I agree! A few years ago my sister's fifth grade class performed an adaptation of The Hobbit and they set that poem to music. It was so haunting; very cool to hear.

message 8: by Julienne (new)

Julienne Brilliant! I have loved The Hobbit since I got my first copy when I was a child. I think it is better than Lord of the Rings and that is high praise!

message 9: by Micheline (new)

Micheline The Hobbit definitely has more of a magic than the LOTR trilogy, and that coupled with it's simplicity sets it apart. This coming from a huge LOTR fan :)

message 10: by Fictionfan (new)

Fictionfan I love the Hobbit, and count it as one of the best books out there. And I too, love "Over the misty mountains cold". I have read and listened to the Hobbit multiple times and probably will again. If you listen to the audio book, I strongly suggest the version read by Rob Inglis. He not only is a VERY good reader, but he actually sings all of the songs and poems ion the book. And he does it very well, too.

message 11: by Brett (new)

Brett I agree! Much as I love LotR, "The Hobbit" is still my favorite

message 12: by Jess (new)

Jess Completely agree! Not that the series isn't a favorite but the Hobbit stood out and will remain a book I reread, even though I had to purchase several copies of this one as my original copy was literally falling at the seams.

message 13: by Ian (new)

Ian I agree with your assessment. It's a tighter story, with LOTR sometimes I felt that things were thrown in occasionally as an after thought. The Hobbit never feels that way.

message 14: by Leonardo (new)

Leonardo Rosenthal I would say that Lord of the Rings, in comparison, have the same appeal than The Hobbit. Both have it's flaws and good sides and both are also epic beyond believe.

message 15: by Hercules (new)

Hercules Real Am I the only one who wasn't impressed with 'The Hobbit?' If this is better than LOTR, then I'm sure I won't appreciate LOTR since I thought 'The Hobbit' was boring.

message 16: by Katie (new)

Katie No, don't worry. When I first read the hobbit, and then The Lord of the rings, I liked lotr more. But now, after re-reading the hobbit, I can appreciate it more, knowing more about middle-earth. So definitely give lotr a try. They're fantastic.

message 17: by Christine (new)

Christine Marie Love that poem

message 18: by Steve (new)

Steve Lorey I've always thought the Hobbit was superior to the LOTR and Bilbo a greater character than Frodo.

message 19: by Lehanne (new)

Lehanne Agree! :)

message 20: by Zoe (new)

Zoe I must say I've always preferred Frodo. Both are brilliant characters, but completely different styles. To me, Frodo just seems to have more depth. He has all the wisdom and self-sacrifice and suffering and mercy (okay, I'll stop that list there) whereas Bilbo is a much simpler, lighthearted character.

message 21: by Spencer (new)

Spencer Whetstone Of course Frodo comes off second best to Bilbo, Sam is the real hero of The LOTR. Liked
Your review.

message 22: by Josh (new)

Josh Goldman I think hobbits better every day

message 23: by Cheshire (new)

Cheshire Kitty I have to agree. While Frodo is definitely braver, Bilbo is funny and unlikely. I also like Gollum's riddles as they are no doubt invented by Tolkien. I have read this book numerous times after I first read it as a second grader, and love it because it is inspiring, giving me great ideas and nurturing my wish to become a fantasy author. The songs and poetry spoke to me too, and I can safely say that reading this book helped me to become a better person.

message 24: by Katy (new)

Katy I agree with you, the hobbit seemed to be an easier read than the lord of The rings more a page turner. It may be because I read the hobbit first before the Lord of the rings.

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message 30: by Miquel Reina (new)

Miquel Reina I think that is my favourite book of all time! ;)

message 31: by Amber (new)

Amber McMahan-Godwin The Hobbit has always been my favorite.

message 32: by Gerardo (new)

Gerardo Tamayo That is so true. I also think the same way about this book.

message 33: by Shruti (new)

Shruti I liked The Hobbit slightly better than LOTR. Probably because I was slightly younger when I helped Bilbo and company. And, I kind of die in LOTR, but I still like them both

message 34: by Brooke (new)

Brooke Wryde Now that poem is a song!

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