Review: Yes, I finally read it and understand the pain of all of the readers of the series when they saw the movie. I really think Tolkien wanted to be a comedian while writing this book because of all the times Gandalf just has stuff to do and the anti-climatic stuff that just kept happening and no one questioned it! This book drove me nuts but I still loved it. Partly due to Martin Freeman being Bilbo Baggins and Benedict Cumberbatch being Smaug, because come on who is Not thinking of SHERLOCK through out the whole thing! I know I could not stop thing Smauglock, and some people think fangirls are not scary.
Anyway, Tolkien likes to drag down his readers with too much detail but only true fans and dedicated readers will be able to prevail. It also helps that the story plot is one of the most AMAZING ever written!
4 out of 5 stars.
Summary: 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 comfort.
Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, 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 reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent
( Summary from goodreads)