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Terry ’s review of The Hobbit
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Jan 02, 2012 09:04AM
Great review. You make me wonder if I shouldn't give this one another chance, some day.
Jan 02, 2012 09:43AM
Thanks! I still like LotR and _The Silmarillion_ more than _The Hobbit_, but it's a great tale especially when you take it on its own terms. I found listening to the Tolkien Professor's
on the book helped me to see some of the elements that used to bother me about it in a different light.
Jan 04, 2012 09:21PM
another excellent review, Dulac3!
Jan 05, 2012 04:45AM
Jan 05, 2013 07:13AM
Tolkien wanted to rewrite the hobbit so that all of the inconsistencies would be cleaned up but did not get the chance. The LOTR books did undergo some alterations after the first release to help smooth out the Hobbit story line issues.
Jun 04, 2013 05:34PM
You made me think of Fëanor singing Lazy Lob and Crazy Cob's song LOL
Jun 04, 2013 05:43PM
Yeah, I always imagine Elrond shaking his head and sighing as he hears the Elves singing their tra-la-la song when the Dwarves come to Rivendell. :)
Jul 22, 2013 04:11AM
My mind twists to the fact that between the Hobbit and the Fellowship of the Ring there are hundreds of years. The regrowth of evil took many years but Bilbo faced it, at it's weak point. So the alteration in thematic elements between stories is more understandable. And if the themes of the threeRing novels was so important Tolkien could have rewritten the Hobbit to fit them even better, but we have what's shared as was written when.
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