The Hobbit, set in Middle Earth in a time before the Lord of the Rings, is an exciting story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, an ordinary hobbit who finds himself setting out on a quest to win a share of treasure, guarded by the malicious dragon, Smaug.
Within the novel, J.R.R Tolkein immerses the reader in an exquisite world of magical creatures and monsters, so meticulous in its creation that it creates an enthralling basis for the novel.
The detail with which Tolkein writes, paints an intricate picture of the story, introducing new creatures and challenges with every chapter. I found myself in love with the crazy personalities of the dwarfs and the riddles of Gollum. The story was filled with never ending twists and turns, enhanced further by the diverse range of characters that fill the pages of the novel with expression and excitement.
Whilst at times I found myself struggling to make it through sections of the story, it would not take long before I would become caught up all over again in Tolkein’s writing.
I highly recommend J.R.R Tolkein’s novel to both young adult and adult readers. Any fans of fantasy novels will find themselves in love with The Hobbit.