Saturday, October 13, 2012
I was able to get another book read recently and added it to my book count for the year. The Hobbit was a novel I read years ago and quite frankly enjoyed every time I have picked it up. Over the years I have been able to read it numerous times, seen as a stage production and await Peter Jackson's epic screen production.
J.R.R. Tolkien's work was first published in 1937 (UK) and was well accepted. The novel won the Carnegie Medal as well as a prize from the New York Herald Tribune in the juvenile fiction category. The first edition was 310 pages as my e-reader version was about 239 "pages".
The Hobbit was written in a way that seemed it was a story being shared over some ale in a small medevial tavern. It flowed smoothly and allowed the reader to never slip out of the plot or lose interest.
Bilbo Baggins is a simple hobbit as they come. His love of home, company, meals and conversation is the norm of his life in the Hollow. It all changes when Gandalf shows up and "convinces" Bilbo to host a party. And the adventure begins !
I am not going to ruin the plot or ending. I am only recommending a new book to re-read or start !
5 out of 5 Hobbit feet !
Joe ... aka Mezz