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One of the All-time Classics,
This review is from: The Hobbit (Paperback)
I loved it as a ten-year-old, and with the trailer for Peter Jackson's film having got me all excited, I decided to re-read this charming classic, and came to the conclusion that I love it still! Tolkien totally immerses the reader in his Middle-Earth setting, from quaint hobbit villages to goblin tunnels and enchanted forests, to towns built upon a lake in the shadow of a lone mountain and the lair of the dragon - it's a perfect piece of fantasy escapism.
While 'The Hobbit' is often labelled as a children's book, anyone of any age will be enthralled by this novel. It is so much more than simply a prelude to the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy, and is none the worse for it's easier-going style. In fact I've always thought it to be the more enjoyable story.