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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

magdalena_n's review against another edition

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adventurous medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

3.0


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bumps1427's review against another edition

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5.0

4.4/5

kaytear's review against another edition

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adventurous lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

toisie's review against another edition

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adventurous hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

adoereading's review against another edition

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4.0

I, without a doubt, enjoyed reading this far more than the movie (don't get me wrong I do like the movie).

Not only do I like the adventure which turned into several mini-quests it seemed before they ever got to where they needed to be, but the overall writing style is stunning. Actually wished I had read Tolkien was it was offered to me a decade ago; however, it wasn't the time I suppose.

I like how all the characters are well fleshed out even if they have their similarities they are each their own. I am perfectly pleased to state I am a Hobbit if anyone was ever one because even I would've longed for home on such a journey as Mr. Bilbo.

I would say give this a try if you're a reader and enjoyed the movie or you're into high fantasy.

pinklightswitch's review against another edition

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adventurous funny hopeful lighthearted mysterious relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.5

onyxicca's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional inspiring medium-paced

4.0

lyndsaygthemvp's review against another edition

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adventurous lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

Tolkien is an absolute genius as an author. His writing is unlike any others, though many have since tried to imitate him. His work on The Hobbit and then The Lord of the Rings have changed storytelling and how many books are written for good reason! The Hobbit is a (mostly) lighthearted adventure. Following Bilbo on his journey was a pleasure, I feel as though I have been a part of it. This is a phenomenal book and I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone, it's a much easier read than The LOTR, however those are also a must-read if you enjoy The Hobbit!

pandoramedusa's review against another edition

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4.0

Read by audiobook + physical. I love how this book is so short and simple but teaches you so much. For example the power of language and that being good with words instead of with swords also makes you a hero in some adventures.

amaezing's review against another edition

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adventurous lighthearted slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0