Book Review: The Hobbit

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

Pages: 514

Publisher: HarperCollins (Pocket Edition)

Original published in: 1937

Buy it: BookDepository


It is a story of an adventure. The Dwarves was living in the Lonely mountain and Thror was once hailed as The King under the mountain. But the Smaug hijacked their mountain and killed lots of the dwarves. After all these years, the grandson of Thror, Thorin planned to reclaim the mountain. Gandalf who is a wizard helped him to recruit the final member of their dragon-slaying squad, he chose The Hobbit- Bilbo Baggins. Bilbo Baggins was never a “adventure” person but when this chance has come, he left his home and started the adventure.

My thought:

I didn’t expect I will love this book that muh. Obviouly, most of the people who read it, loves it. But I don’t really have a high hope on this one. After I read the first chapter, it feels like the book has some sort of magic casted on me, I love it!

The setting is great. The writing of Tolkien is unique while it’s really cool to read. He wrote in a concise style, not much words are wasted, every single word counts. I love his writing style

One thing I love about the book while I really hate is that there is way too many dwarves. Until now, I cannot remember the name of every dwarf. However, it’s also athe thing that I really love about the story. I can’t tell you te reason but it just feels like a warm family-kind of characters, I nearly foget it’s a dragon-slaying squad.

My favourite dwarf is Balin. He alwyas has the faith in the Hobbit even when his dwarves company doubt the ability of their burglar. Also, Fili and Kili, I don’t think they deserve this ending. These 3 dwarves gave me the biggest impression.

Of course, I can’t miss our burglar, Bilbo. It’s kind of surprising that he transformed from what he was before the journey into what he is after the journey. That is also one of my favourite thing about the sotry. I think the Hobbit is a story of courage, I just want to go on a journey after reading this one. I feel invincible. But a story is a story, there will be no Gandalf to save our ass in trouble, this book did inspire me to challenge myself more though.

After all, I really love this book. It’s definitely an inspiring story and a very worth reading book.

I look forward to read the Lord of The Rings series and other works by Tolkien.

5/5 stars.


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