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Hobbit or There PDF #197 a reluctant hero a powerful and dangerous ring and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent The text in this page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics and includes a note on the text by Douglas A Anderson From a hole in the ground came one of my favorite characters of all time the very reluctant and unassuming hero Bilbo Baggins 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 talesor 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 The troubles with trolls those slinking spiders the finding of treasure cave exploration riddles in the darkit all added up in me a love for adventure I would make many an ornate wooden sword in my father s basement workshop because of Sting Funny I didn t take to wearing rings thoughBeing pint sized Mr Baggins makes the perfect magnetic character for a young person He is about a child s size yet he is mature Similar yet something to aspire to His diminutive stature made his implausible escapes and victories that much satisfying Nothing bores me than muscle bound killing machines wielding swords the size of windmill blades I have read this fantastic tale a number of times watched the 70s cartoon movie version countless times and was counting down the days with unabashed eagerness until Peter Jackson s new live action film came out I will continue to read The Hobbit again and again for the road goes ever ever onAppendix ish type reviews The Hobbit the 1977 animated film version by Rankin BassThis may be the movie I ve watched the most in my life This is the one I can uote from start to finish and annoy the fuck out of my friends I try to refrain but when John Huston bellows out I am Gandalf and Gandalf means MEwell I just can t help myself Crazy off his rocker Brother Theodore as Gollum still astounds me with the sheer depth of his guttural growl Sorry voice straining Serkis but this is the real Gollum the creepy muthah that kept me up nights Though Rankin Bass s version skips over the whole Beorn scene entirely coming in at 90 minutes they actually managed to pack in uite a bit of story Certainly it is truncated to absurdity during The Battle of Five Armies but at least it s not overblown as appears to be happening with Peter Jackson s unnecessarily long trilogy of this single book The Hobbit or There And Back Again An illustrated book by Rankin BassThough it s a few pages shorter than the regular paperback version this marvelous part text part illustrated version seems to be unabridged It includes screenshots taken directly from the 70s cartoon plus where the movie skipped over parts of the book they ve included extra illustrations admittedly of mixed uality It s a little strange to see the same characters rendered differently sitting side by sidebut nonetheless it s always fun to see how artists interpret the work especially when it s a work dear to your heart The Hobbit a film version by Peter JacksonIt s never fun to see an artist tear the heart out of a work Peter Jackson was given too long a leash when New Line stretched this one book out to three separate movies Instead of one movie packed with awesome we get three that so far I ve yet to see the third and I m not eager to have been watered down and dragged out Extra scenes are added and add nothing Really a sleigh ride chase scene with an incredibly minor character And honestly can Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield act with any other part of his body besides his eyebrows

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The Hobbit or There and Back Again

R JRR Tolkien’s own children The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in Now recognized as a timeless classic this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins the wizard Gandalf Gollum and the spectacular world of Middle earth recounts of the adventures of What makes The Hobbit such a seminal work in the fantasy genre Is it the nine hours of over budget sensorially explosive movies by Peter Jackson Nope Is it a complex tale of multiple human kingdoms slaughtering each other for an Iron Throne with buckets of blood and guts and plenty of sex Nope Is it simply wonderful writing As simple and boring as that Does that mean that I was incredibly disappointed in the movie adaptation not to say abortion Yep Does that mean I don t love Game of Thrones books and TV shows No they are great too But the seminal work the Divine Comedy that created the language and inspiration for George RR Martin as Dante created Italian from the common vernacular in Florence and Ravenna was The Hobbit The book even for a slow reader is most likely able to be finished in 13 the time that Peter Jackson spent telling the story in 70mm film Unlike Peter Jackson s version there are no orcs and the element of danger is psychological than psychical Bilbo Baggins is battling his fears and his provincialism and growing up The Hobbit should be read as the Odyssey of Middle Earth a voyage of self learning and maturation that is about the monsters in Bilbo s imagination than those encountered in his baptismal voyage into the unknown with Gandalf Gandalf Honestly would there EVER have been a Dumbledore had there not been a Gandalf Did any Tolkien reader NOT picture Gandalf when Rowlings talked about Dumbledorf in the first Harry Potter bookBilbo does encounter some monsters and even outsmarts Smaug the Dragon wow I mean what a perfect name for a dragon More evocative than Drogon Rhaegal and Viserion in my opinion and again would they even have existed had Smaug not preceded them and he saves Middle Earth before returning to the Shire He is not the same person he was before leaving He is Ulysses without a Penelope waiting for him unless his pipe is secretly called Penelope in his expanded imagination or his Penelope is a symbol of his vast library in Rivendell In literature there is nothing uite like the Hobbit in its simplicity and beauty and its symbolic voyage we are of course introduced to the elves the humans the dwarvesbut they are all on the outskirts of the story The Hobbit is about one small hobbit fighting his greatest fearsand winningFino s Tolkien ReviewsThe HobbitThe Fellowship of the Ring LOTR 1The Two Towers LOTR 2The Return of the King LOTR 3Lord of the Rings 1 3 General Comments and ObservationsRaymond Edward s Tolkien biography

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In a hole in the ground or There ePUB #180 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 The Hobbit MOBI #180 that means comfortWritten fo Dear Tolkien fans please don t leave a comment if you re going to spew hatred I ll just delete it I m glad you enjoy Tolkien s work but I am actually allowed to feel this way no matter how scandalous you find that idea Thank you 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 conjure a whole new magical world and all these creatures in it absolutely amazing But it is also a very long winded story and I found myself struggling to get the job done Reading is not supposed to be a job it s supposed to be fun and relaxing For me The Hobbit was not an engaging story I was distracted constantly and kept missing paragraphs The story in itself is pretty great but the way it is told makes the magic disappear I am not uite sure how to explain Maybe it was the way it was written or the fact that they take a long time before anything happens I should also mention the highly anticlimactic end of Smaug and the fact that I can t tell any of the dwarves apart And the songs Dear Merlin the songs I felt like I was in a ruddy musicalI m sad that I didn t like it as much I wish I did In any case still a cool story


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    Dear Tolkien fans please don't leave a comment if you're going to spew hatred I'll just delete it I'm glad you enjoy Tolkien's work but I am actually allowed to feel this way no matter how scandalous you find that idea Thank you 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 conjure a whole new magical world and all these creatures in it absolutely amaz

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    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 c

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    There are some days when I actually think that the humble Hobbit is superior to it's bohemoth brother The Lord of the Rings It's a much tighter story and Bilbo is a much appeal character than is Frodo I also just love this poem from The HobbitFar over the misty mountains coldTo dungeons deep and caverns oldWe must away e

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    What makes The Hobbit such a seminal work in the fantasy genre Is it the nine hours of over budget sensorially explosive movies by Peter Jackson Nope Is it a complex tale of multiple human kingdoms slaughtering each other for an Iron Throne with buckets of blood and guts and plenty of sex Nope Is it simply wonderful writing As simple and boring as that Does that mean that I was incredibly disappointed in the

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    610 The Hobbit There and Back Again JRR TolkienThe Hobbit or There and Back Again is a fantasy novel by English author J R R Tolkien It was pub

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    Andy Serkis is doing a live reading of this RIGHT NOW for charity To call this the epitome in which all high fantasy should be judged does not uite suffice; this is simply one of the best books that has ever been written or will ever be written The Hobbit defines the high fantasy genre along with its seuel of course and has been an inspiration to countless authors and readers alike Tolkien uite literally kick

  9. says:

    From a hole in the ground came one of my favorite characters of all time the very reluctant and unassuming hero Bilbo Baggins 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 talesor go shoeless live in a hole and smoke a pipe As an adult Tolkien's novel maintains within me a link to my childhood safek

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    I probably won't write a full review here as this is just a reread for me but I found this just as enchanting as the first time I read it While I still like this one only SLIGHTLY less than The Lord of the Rings I'm glad I took the opportunity to read this first before diving into a reread of LOTR this year When I first read Tolkien's books about 15 years ago I didn't experience The Hobbit until I finished LOTR so it gave me the feeling

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