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The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
This book is never going to be better than the phenomenal 'The Lord of the Rings' but hey it's not a bad book for some light reading. I would reccommend reading 'The Hobbit' if you plan to read 'The Lord of the Rings' as it gives you an insight into a Hobbit's life and it will certainly help you understand the later book.
The basic storyline is that Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit, who has lived a quiet life and has never encountered anything out of the ordinary. Then everything changes when Gandalf the wizard comes along and before we know it the lovable little hobbit is off seeking a dragon nonetheless.
One thing about this book which particularily intrested me, was the detailed map… Read more
The Tiger in the Well (Point) by Philip Pullman
The Tiger in the Well (Point) by Philip Pullman
33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
When I read the Harry Potter series I thought WOW no one writes books like these nowadays, I couldn't have been more wrong 'The Tiger in the Well' blew me away! Philip Pullman created a masterpiece and if you don't fall in love with this book, you're probably a highly chauvanistic male.
Sally Lockhart is a strong female character with guts and spirit, she's certainly not a typical woman of the 1880's. She has to prove herself in a male dominated society, where women have little legal rights and boy does she do that! You have to admire this girl's strength and determination. She's a great role model. What made Sally such a great character is that she is so refreshing after reading… Read more