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3.0 out of 5 stars Review of the actual story and kindle edition., 12 Jan 2012
This review is from: The Hobbit (Kindle Edition)
Firstly I was not aware the book was meant for children when I bought it becuse I found it in the Fantasy section expecting to find adult books. However this was my mistake so I will bear in mind this is a childrens book for the review.

The book is easy to read, with a very linear and predictable story which makes it great for children I suppose. There are many parts though where it was very dull; it took chapters to leave Bilbo's home and it felt like a lifetime to leave the jungle where the lights keep turning off. Another major issue is the names of the 13 Dwarves; they were very similar and although a novelty at first it was difficult to distinguish between them except for Thorin the leader. In addition they never actually do anything for the story untilthe end... quite pointless really.

The Kindle edition was top quality. No mistakes, misprints or errors and the images were helpful and the links were in working order. There are no complaints with the Kindle edition or it's layout.

Overall for me I would give the actual book 2* for my personal opinion, 4* for children. For the many who have already enjoyed the book and disagree with my opinion, who wish to know if it is worth getting on Kindle I would definitely recommend the edition. Personally i cannot understand the hype around the Hobbit but I hope the film will be better suited for adults as there is apparently a large adult audience due to the great impact LOR had.
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Initial post: 27 Jun 2014 13:19:56 BDT
Dragonfly says:
I absolutely agree, a simple children's book with minimal characterization and lots of deus-ex-machina magic devices for fulfilling the predictable plot which I found fairly disappointing, especially after so much hype.

Posted on 27 Jun 2014 13:20:02 BDT
Dragonfly says:
I absolutely agree, a simple children's book with minimal characterization and lots of deus-ex-machina magic devices for fulfilling the predictable plot which I found fairly disappointing, especially after so much hype.
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