"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort." - (source)
The look of my actual book I think gives away my opinion of this, it's dog-eared and well worn, but loved. It is a wonderful book. For the those who haven't seen the film also, it is wonderful it's a true book to film adaptation. However if you want a children's story with a slight dark twist and Middle-Earth, well you got it right here! The Hobbit is one of the first books that sprang out of Middle-Earth, with the Lord of the Rings trilogy following in pursuit. The whole idea is that little hobbit's are gentle and friendly folk, they eat, sleep and smoke and never go on adventures...
Here we meet Bilbo, oh and Gandalf the Grey. The Tookish side of Bilbo just can't seem to say no to this wonderful looking map and dangerous adventure that would lead him out of Hobbiton, the Shire and on to the other side of the world practically and so we see at the beginning of this book our good friend Bilbo Baggins set out on an adventure to the Misty Mountains, something he never thought he would do and my it has got some surprises in store for him. The wonderfully detailed passages describing ever inch of Middle-Earth and the characters we meet, including 13 hungry dwarves.
This is one of my favorite books, I could read it over and over and still love it. It has a fun loving story even a child could appreciate. I soon learnt to love the company on their adventure and when everything came to an end, well it was rather sad because they all fit together so well. In this we see a small unadventurous hobbit go to great lengths for his new friends on this epic journey. I would recommend this to anyone wanting a light hearted adventure with a little action filled with fantasy. Oh I'd also give it 5 stars, some people may laugh at this but I consider this book a classic, not only because the story is beautifully written but because the story could be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere for years to come.
This review was written by regular reviewer Elle, learn more about her here.
Photo credit to Elle.