I’ve just finished reading ‘The Hobbit’, by J.R.R. Tolkien, and I am going to be totally honest and say that I hated it.
‘The Hobbit’ is an “intriguing” book about an anti-adventurous hobbit named Bilbo Baggins who gets a visit from the famous wizard Gandalf asking him to come on a journey and be a thief. From here, Bilbo fights spiders, feasts with elves and steals gold. Personally I would say that this book is not my cup of tea.
The reason I didn’t enjoy this book was because it was extremely distracting! There was too much going on and when it finally came together at the end I was relieved. They said they Tolkien didn’t plan this book at all, and quite frankly from seeing how this book is structured, it doesn’t surprise me.
It seemed to me that Bilbo was always in some kind of mood and needed to lighten up a bit. Gandalf was a bit of a no-show and it confused me as to why he was always wandering off. The dwarves (or whatever wretched creature they are) were clueless. Thorin was the only decent character in there for me and he bloody well died – what outrage!
So generally, this was a massive disappointment for me and it has brought me to a conclusion where I am now thinking to myself that “I don’t think I’ll be reading ‘Lord of the Rings’”.
Have you read ‘The Hobbit? If so, let me know what you thought about the book!
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