The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Finished reading on December 12, 2013
It was my second time reading “The Hobbit”, as I’ve previously read it about ten years ago as a teenager and before that I remember it being read to me and my brothers as a bedtime-story when we were children.
So the story wasn’t really new to me.
However it was still an exciting read, and as I read it in expectation of the second Hobbit movie, I’m glad that it is a rather quick read, although for some reason I did feel at parts that it was a bit dragging along (maybe that’s why it was such a good story to be read for children before bedtime?), specially in the end. Of-course I was in a bit of a hurry in trying to finish it as fast as I could.
Now as far as the story goes, I won’t spoil it for you, but I’ll just mention that the conclusion was a bit of a disappointment for me, and I’ve got to admit that I had forgotten that that was the way it ended. Well… dwarves…. that’s all I’m going to say… sigh…
My favourite part was Bilbo’s conversations with Smaug, it was just clever and funny and makes Smaug seem a bit fluffy and cute although still deadly…
If you’ve read it, didn’t you wish there’d been a different conclusion for Smaug? To me it seemed as if it was just an unfortunate event which was hidden by the later events on the Lonely Mountain..
As I’ve finished reading the book now again I can’t wait to see the new movie, to see what other things they’ve put in there that aren’t really in the book.