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The Colour Illustrated Hobbit by [Tolkien, J. R. R.]
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The Colour Illustrated Hobbit Kindle Edition

4.7 out of 5 stars 5,134 customer reviews

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‘One of the best loved characters in English fiction… a marvellous fantasy adventure’
Daily Mail

‘Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls… an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax’
The Observer

‘A flawless masterpiece’
The Times

The Observer

‘Finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls… an exciting epic of travel, magical adventure, working up to a devastating climax’

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (21 Sept. 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BVT56GC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 5,134 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #547,300 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Lord of the rings film franchise is my favourite so reading the first book I was hoping not to be disappointed by the book. And I wasn't. I loved the book. I was surprised as to how the film and book were quite different- which isn't a criticism- but I still enjoyed the film more. Reading the book made me wonder why the film didn't contain certain bits that were important in the book but makes me also appreciate what the film made of itself too.
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Wonderful sketches by a master artist. It is also the story of the artistic process of making LOTR where Lee must have had to draw lightning fast, at a moment's notice when the production team wanted to go in close on some small device or area of a room/town/world! Terrific imagination and innovation, but he shares the limelight by naming his collaborators who brought his sketches to life on the big screen.
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Ordered one for my boyfriend as a gift, when it came the cover was all ripped and creased. So I requested another one. The 2nd one came the same. Decided to do it for the last time and finally it came in perfect condition. I think I was being sent old/used versions, as when the 3rd one came it was in wrapping that was not on for the others.

Having said that, the book I (finally) got was beautiful. My boyfriend loves it. I would award it 5 stars if not for all the fuss. Just be aware in case this happens to you, and if you don't want the fuss of having to repackage and send off faulty versions then maybe think twice about ordering.
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I fist read this book, in it's entirety in the 1960s and was then amazed at the detail Tolkien had put into this work of 'pure fantasy'. I found It enthralling and read the whole book in one sitting.
Unfortunately I lost it and am pleased that Amazon have added it to their Kindle library! I will read it again and again as I still find it enthralling and regard Tolkien as a master storyteller.
Thank you Amazon for making this available.
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Another great sketch book! characters and the drawings are pretty amazing! it feels like it taking you back from the very begining of the story and let you see the ideal world of the lord of the rings behind the character and the scenery!
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I've read this a number of times before but I always find it hard to put down. If you've only watched the films you may find some differences but be advised, however good the film is, the book is much, much, much better.
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For all the controversy over the films, it is great to pick the book up again, and read it. I haven't read it in years, but it is as fresh as when I first read it as a child. Compared to The Lord of the Rings, it is much simpler and less detailed. This is no bad thing, just different. I haven't yet seen the first Hobbit film, but it is easy to see how the story can be padded out, as much detail is left to the imagination - as it should be in good fiction. This is a book for all ages, and the perfect introduction to Tolkien.
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One of my all time favourites - the prequel to The Lord of the Rings explains how the ring made its way to The Shire. The perfect fantasy adventure complete with hobbits, trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves, mountain tunnels, raging rivers, a dragon, even some humour, and of course - Gollum and Gandalf the Wizard. A classic that should be read by any fantasy lover...even if it is now shorter than the three films they've managed to eke out of it!
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