book ´ The Hobbit or There and Back Again É J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit or There and Back AgainIldren The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937 Now recognized as a timeless classic this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins the wizard Gandalf Gollum and the spectacular world of Middle earth recounts of the adventures of a What makes The Hobbit such a seminal work in the fantasy genre? Is it the nine hours of over budget sensorially explosive movies by Peter Jackson? Nope Is it a complex tale of multiple human kingdoms slaughtering each other for an Iron Throne with buckets of blood and guts and plenty of sex? Nope Is it simply wonderful writing As simple and boring as that Does that mean that I was incredibly disappointed in the movie adaptation not to say abortion? Yep Does that mean I don't love Game of Thrones books and TV shows? No they are great too But the seminal work the Divine Comedy that created the language and inspiration for George RR Martin as Dante created Italian from the common vernacular in Florence and Ravenna was The Hobbit The book even for a slow reader is most likely able to be finished in 13 the time that Peter Jackson spent telling the story in 70mm film Unlike Peter Jackson's version there are no orcs and the element of danger is psychological than psychical Bilbo Baggins is battling his fears and his provincialism and growing up The Hobbit should be read as the Odyssey of Middle Earth a voyage of self learning and maturation that is about the monsters in Bilbo's imagination than those encountered in his baptismal voyage into the unknown with Gandalf Gandalf Honestly would there EVER have been a Dumbledore had there not been a Gandalf? Did any Tolkien reader NOT picture Gandalf when Rowlings talked about Dumbledorf in the first Harry Potter book?Bilbo does encounter some monsters and even outsmarts Smaug the Dragon wow I mean what a perfect name for a dragon More evocative than Drogon Rhaegal and Viserion in my opinion and again would they even have existed had Smaug not preceded them? and he saves Middle Earth before returning to the Shire He is not the same person he was before leaving He is Ulysses without a Penelope waiting for him unless his pipe is secretly called Penelope in his expanded imagination or his Penelope is a symbol of his vast library in Rivendell In literature there is nothing uite like the Hobbit in its simplicity and beauty and its symbolic voyage we are of course introduced to the elves the humans the dwarvesbut they are all on the outskirts of the story The Hobbit is about one small hobbit fighting his greatest fearsand winningFino's Tolkien ReviewsThe HobbitThe Fellowship of the Ring LOTR 1The Two Towers LOTR 2The Return of the King LOTR 3Lord of the Rings 1 3 General Comments and ObservationsRaymond Edward's Tolkien biography
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reader ´ The Hobbit or There and Back Again 366 pages ´ eyltransferservices ´ ➲ The Hobbit or There and Back Again Read ➺ Author J.R.R. Tolkien – Eyltransferservices.co.uk In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit Not a nasty dirty wet hole filled with the ends of worms aReluctant hero a powerful and dangerous ring and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent The text in this 372 page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics 1998 and includes a note on the text by Douglas A Anderson 200 From a hole in the ground came one of my favorite characters of all time the very reluctant and unassuming hero Bilbo Baggins As a child The Hobbit sparked my young imagination causing wonderful daydreams and horrible nightmares As a teen the book made me want to become a writer of fantastical talesor go shoeless live in a hole and smoke a pipe As an adult Tolkien's novel maintains within me a link to my childhood safekeeping cherished memories and evoking everlasting emotions The troubles with trolls those slinking spiders the finding of treasure cave exploration riddles in the darkit all added up in me a love for adventure I would make many an ornate wooden sword in my father's basement workshop because of Sting Funny I didn't take to wearing rings thoughBeing pint sized Mr Baggins makes the perfect magnetic character for a young person He is about a child's size yet he is mature Similar yet something to aspire to His diminutive stature made his implausible escapes and victories that much satisfying Nothing bores me than muscle bound killing machines wielding swords the size of windmill blades I have read this fantastic tale a number of times watched the 70s cartoon movie version countless times and was counting down the days with unabashed eagerness until Peter Jackson's new live action film came out I will continue to read The Hobbit again and again for the road goes ever ever onAppendix ish type reviews The Hobbit the 1977 animated film version by Rankin BassThis may be the movie I've watched the most in my life This is the one I can uote from start to finish and annoy the fuck out of my friends I try to refrain but when John Huston bellows out I am Gandalf and Gandalf means MEwell I just can't help myself Crazy off his rocker Brother Theodore as Gollum still astounds me with the sheer depth of his guttural growl Sorry voice straining Serkis but this is the real Gollum the creepy muthah that kept me up nights Though Rankin Bass's version skips over the whole Beorn scene entirely coming in at 90 minutes they actually managed to pack in uite a bit of story Certainly it is truncated to absurdity during The Battle of Five Armies but at least it's not overblown as appears to be happening with Peter Jackson's unnecessarily long trilogy of this single book The Hobbit or There And Back Again An illustrated book by Rankin BassThough it's a few pages shorter than the regular paperback version this marvelous part text part illustrated version seems to be unabridged It includes screenshots taken directly from the 70s cartoon plus where the movie skipped over parts of the book they've included extra illustrations admittedly of mixed uality It's a little strange to see the same characters rendered differently sitting side by sidebut nonetheless it's always fun to see how artists interpret the work especially when it's a work dear to your heart The Hobbit a film version by Peter JacksonIt's never fun to see an artist tear the heart out of a work Peter Jackson was given too long a leash when New Line stretched this one book out to three separate movies Instead of one movie packed with awesome we get three that so far I've yet to see the third and I'm not eager to have been watered down and dragged out Extra scenes are added and add nothing Really a sleigh ride chase scene with an incredibly minor character? And honestly can Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield act with any other part of his body besides his eyebrows?
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In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit Not a nasty dirty wet 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 to eat it was a hobbit hole and that means comfortWritten for JRR Tolkien’s own ch If you've ever wondered which literary world would be the best to live in wonder no longer cause there's a BookTube Video to answer that The Written Review In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit Bilbo Baggins living comfortably in his hobbit hole in Bag End finds himself on the wrong end of an adventureGandalf the Grey has come recruiting for a burglar willing to raid the home of Smaug a dragon whose taken over the ancestral home of the dwarvesThese dwarves who number thirteen are deeply suspicious and are unwilling to proceed unless their number is rounded up Evil is afoot and they refuse to ignore common sense aka superstitionGandalf soon finds that persuading Bilbo ends up a uest in and of itself 'I am looking for someone to share in an adventureit's very difficult to find anyone' 'I should think so — in these parts We are plain uiet folk and have no use for adventures Nasty disturbing uncomfortable things Make you late for dinner' Reluctantly very reluctantly Bilbo joins on this journeyand soon finds out that uests are not very friendly to hobbits Is it nice my preciousss? Is it juicy? Is it scrumptiously crunchable? And yet despite the hardships trials and tribulationsBilbo finds himself eagerly plunging ahead Already he was a very different hobbit from the one that had run out without a pocket handkerchief from Bag End long ago He had not had a pocket handkerchief for ages Absolutely Love This Book I've read it so many times and yet each time through I find myself just absolutely enad with the book as if it is the first time Do you wish me a good morning or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on? It just has such a wonderful feel I want to read it over and over and over againI absolutely love Bilbo's reluctance to adventure he and I would get along splendidly So many characters are just ready to run off and do thingsbut I would always be like What about my books? My blankets? My turtle??? Agatha my turtle for referenceBut even so I adore how Bilbowcomes out of his shell and he grows into hismself You certainly usually find something if you look but it is not always uite the something you were after And above all the world that J R R Tolkien is absolutely magical Elvish singing is not a thing to miss in June under the stars not if you care for such things Such an enchanting book one that I truly truly treasure May the hair on your toes never fall out Audiobook CommnetsRead by Rob Inglisand honestly was not a big fan of the audio You'd think that the narrator would be able to muster SOME enthusiasm for such a wonderful storyYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads