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The Hobbit

Or, There and Back Again
Tolkien, J. R. R. (Book - 1938 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Hobbit


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Authors: Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973
Title: The hobbit
or, There and back again
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin,, 1938
Characteristics: 310 p.,col. front., illus., plates (part col.),21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by J. R. R. Tolkien. Illus. by the author
Notes: Illustrated lining-papers
Alternate Title: There and back again
Hobbit
Branch Call Number: jR- Hist. Coll
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Report This Feb 06, 2014
  • JosephJ rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book by J. R. R. Tolkien was the book that basically started the idea of Middle Earth itself. Beginning with the famous quote "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit", this book tells the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit who found the Ring and changed the course of Middle Earth. Though "The Hobbit" was meant for children, it can still be enjoyed by anyone of any age. This is a book you will enjoy.

For the greatest fantasy epic of all time, it was a bit disappointing . But Mein Kampf, really?

The worst book ever written... if you wanna read a good book, i'd reccomend mein kampf... seriously this was a bad book

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  • JCLMichelleMB rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

you can return to this book like an old friend and upon rereading find new and thrilling nuances. like kellygmayer, i am not a fantasy fan but adore tolkien.

Report This Sep 21, 2013
  • EMF1226 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

A solid book for anyone interested in exploring the fantasy genre. The narrative is pretty interesting as it's from the perspective of a storyteller that isn't involved with the story in any way. However, it does drag on at times, plot points resolve in anti-climactic ways, and some of the details don't add anything to the story.

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  • kellygmayer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Didn't think I liked fantasy, but I enjoyed this.

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  • Gothipire rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my favorite books. I suggest it to anyone who likes fantasy, or the Harry Potter books. As well as anyone who knows anything, read, played, or whatever else dealing with the Lord of the Rings.

if you want to start reading fantasy you should start from here

Report This Apr 05, 2013
  • _Abi_ rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is amazing! I love Tolkien....he's one of the best authors and this book will NOT disappoint. especially if u are a LOTR fan. I've read this book and seen the movie 7 times....they're both awesome

Report This Mar 09, 2013
  • Omega0 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This, in my view, is one of Tolkien's best. I have read it four times and enjoyed it more each time. If you want to understand Peter Jackson's recent Film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, you should read this book. Although, if you don't like long reads, this book is not for you.

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Report This Jan 27, 2014
  • earchib0924 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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bilbo bagins goes in a amezing journey the one he will find something that later on will start a war.

"Bilbo Baggins, a respectable well-to -do hobbit lives comfortably in his hobbit hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return." (Novelist Review)

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Report This Mar 21, 2012
  • rockin_dude rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Other: The Hobbit is amazing!! It is definitely not a waste of time!

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  • booklover333 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Other: The Hobbit rocks!! Waste as much time as you can on it!!

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  • PrinceBishop rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: One of the best books ever. Waste lots of time on it!

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Report This Jan 04, 2014
  • micheleherrick rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"It likes riddles ... does it?" Gollum

Voiceless it cries, Wingless it flutters, Toothless it bites, Mouth less it mutters.

“Old Took's great-granduncle Bullroarer...was so huge (for a hobbit) that he could ride a horse. He charged the ranks of the goblins of Mount Gram in the Battle of the Green Fields, and knocked their king Golfibul's head clean off with a wooden club. It sailed a hundred yards through the air and went down a rabbit-hole, and in this way the battle was won and the game of Golf was invented at the same moment.”

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  • booklover333 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty hole filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."

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Official Hobbit Trailer #1

Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, journeys to the Lonely Mountain accompanied by a group of dwarves to reclaim a treasure taken from them by the dragon Smaug.

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