Title: The Hobbit
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien
Genre: Fantasy Literature
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Fantasy Project; Fall into Reading; Mount TBR; 52 Books - W49; Rereading; Book to Movie
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.
A classic. A classic that I haven't read for a few years now. I figured it was time to reread especially with the release of the last part of the movie trilogy. I love Bilbo Baggins so much. He is such a great character. I love that the audience can latch onto Bilbo along this crazy journey of his. My absolute favorite part of the book is Riddles in the Deep (chapter where Bilbo gets the ring from Gollum). I love the dialogue between the two characters, three if you count Smeagel. Smaug is also an amazing character. I love the interchanges between the dragon and the other characters. Great dialogue!!!
Peter Jackson is a master of taking these classic books and turning them into beautiful film adaptations. I know that there are changes between book and movie, but the changes don't bother me at all. I was still so enthralled with the story. Martin Freeman was a great Bilbo, but my favorite was Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield. Perfect acting! I can't wait to see the trilogy closer this Christmas.