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(12-Apr-2007 at 05:29)


To be honest, I never liked The Hobbit. Maybe because we had to read the novel at school for the English component of "Novel Study", however, I never really got into it. Needless to say, I got a C+ for that part of the assessment.
I only got up to the bit where Bilbo meets Gollum.

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(12-Apr-2007 at 13:53)


Of course my summary at the opening of this thread is much better than anything you'll find elsewhere, but for the sake of consistency between threads:

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Re: J. R. R. Tolkien - The Hobbit (1937)

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To be honest, I never liked The Hobbit. Maybe because we had to read the novel at school for the English component of "Novel Study", however, I never really got into it. Needless to say, I got a C+ for that part of the assessment.
I only got up to the bit where Bilbo meets Gollum.
I had to study it in Year 7 too, but I can't for the life of me remember if we were ever tested on it o_O. I think we had to draw our own map of Middle-Earth (within The Hobbit) which everyone just copied from the front of the book anyway.
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I honestly loved this book. It was funny, smart and exciting. I have read it about 3 times I think and I can't get enough of it

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I love this book. I've read it twice and was going to do it again but since I moved most the family books are in the building basement and couldn't find it. The pace is awesome. I think I could read in just one go if I try (being short helps a lot but if a books hasn't a good pace you can't do that).
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Read this three times I think, and I have to say I acknowledged it as a children's book the first time.. It seems like something grandpa could have read to me while I was sitting on his lap as a six year old, don't you agree?
I was going to say something like that. I felt something like when I finished it the first time.

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The pace is high indeed. I have finished the book in one go multiple times. During travels for example.
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Reading the Hobbit for the first time.
Never knew that Smaug could talk. O_O

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Re: J. R. R. Tolkien - The Hobbit (1937)

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Reading the Hobbit for the first time.
Never knew that Smaug could talk. O_O
Spoiler Greeney :P

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(29-Nov-2007 at 05:46)


good book but overrated.

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Re: J. R. R. Tolkien - The Hobbit (1937)

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good book but overrated.


I disagree. It gets overshadowed by the lord of the rings trilogy because those books are better. Why this book isn't overrated is because it was so far ahead of its time. In 1937 you had authors like Fitzgerald. Boring authors. Nothing exciting to read. When people talk about the book that started the fantasy genre they talk about the hobbit. Even though it wasn't popular at first it caught on and now you have a whole section in the bookstore dedicated to its descendants. I am glad to say that this was one of the first fantasy novels I ever read and its even on par with the fantasy books being written today. I don't know how else to say it but this book was ahead of its time and definately underrated because people compare it to stuff that was written yesterday.
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I actually think the other LOTR's are worse than the Hobbit... heh, and I'm a big Fitzgerald fan.

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