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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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  • Pablo Seefoo
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "hmmm.... not sure what to make about The Hobbit on this lsit. I'm pretty sure there are no faeries in The Hobbit! So although its a great book, for a list of novels with faeries I don't rank it highly - because you can find exactly zero faries in this book. :P"
  • Kathy Dean
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "The Hobbit is by far one of the best fantasy novels I've ever read. I even enjoyed it more than Lord of the Rings. The book also has some amazing illustrations and very memorable characters. It's hard to put down once you start. "
  • Terry Brewer
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "The hobbit is a very funny story my favorite "
  • Raymond Douglas
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "No, no, no, no, and no. I'm not sure why I never got into Tolkiens' books, I just don't find the subject interesting. I really enjoy the Shadow of Mordor video games, but that's because they're good action games; the lore is a bore. Some people swear by this series, I say "meh.""
  • Louis Arnold
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "If you have never read The Hobbit, you need to order it now. This is Tolkien's true masterpiece. Filled with action and adventure as you follow a band of dwarves, along with a single hobbit and a powerful mage, in their quest to return to their homeland. The trip is ripe with danger with everything from trolls to orcs trying to stop them. Even after they arrive at their home, their biggest challenge awaits them. This is a classic, go buy it, read it. Your going to love it."
    William Flores
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Come on if you're look for a story with trolls, this has to be the go to. I love that it is really not that long of a book and has stud the test of time when it come to being a good read. I do find it a little boring at times and I will just never understand how it became a 9 hour trilogy, but still a good troll book. "
  • David Peters
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "If at all possbile this book should be read before seeing the movies. I am one of the lucky ones who was able to read this book before the movies came out. It is a very quick read that is just as good as watching the movies. Huge fan of J.R.R. Tolkien!!!"
  • Frank Armstrong
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "In the 2011 fantasy novel, Among Others, the book The Hobbit is mentioned. This book is the prelude to the Lord of the Rings series and is considered a classic."
  • Gloria Ramirez
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Although the book has more detail and elaborates a lot more the movie of The Hobbit is enthralling and it will capture your attention like no other movie will. The J.R.R. Tolkien book is brought to life and the directors, producers and writers have skillfully chosen what to include in the movie and what to leave out. I think this is one of the most successful movie adaptations from a fantasy and science fiction book. "
  • Phillip Parker
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "The Hobbit is a epic tale by JRR Tolkien. It is available from Amazon for $8.03 for a paperback. This one of my favorite stories of all time. It is the story of Bilbo Baggins who goes on an epic journey with a wizard named Gandalf and a group of rowdy dwarves. This is a book that everyone should have in their collection."
  • Ryan Hopkins
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "While I enjoyed this book very much, I know that people with a more Christian bent will probably not because for many of them the content with the sorcery and witchcraft type themes would be considered demonic. This would not be a good choice for them. "
  • Bertha Córdova
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I recently saw The Hobbit on a list of recommended books by Stephen King. Mr. King didn't write The Hobbit, so I was very confused. I guess the person who made the list was very confused also."
  • Marcos Sierra
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I am in love with Tolkien's Middle Earth novels. I think they are interesting and offer many great spins on the tales of Middle Earth. The Hobbit was my favorite by far. The adventure of Bilbo Baggins can never be understated and this certainly did not do that."
  • Gerald Evans
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is a timeless fiction book that captivates the heart and soul of readers. The magic, mystery, suspense and action gives this book a compelling narrative. This book is an excellent and must read of any Lord of The Rings fan."
  • Denise Simmons
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The Hobbit is a great read and story for anyone that has a good imagination. The Hobbit will keep you reading."
  • Micaela Marín
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The Hobbit really isn't a read aloud chapter book in my opinion. It's not a book for children..but it is amazing, along with all of the middle earth."
  • Stephen Stone
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "For those who care about such things, the printing is based on the 2004 corrected text, with even further corrections. There are updated introductions/forwards by Wayne G. Hammond & Christina Scull, authors of the authoritative "LOTR Readers Companion," as well as by Douglas A. Anderson, who provides a detailed publication history of the Lord of the Rings. The full appendices are included."
  • James Murray
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Of all books that you can read over and over again, the Hobbit definitely ranks as one of the top in my opinion. It is a true classic that you can read while you are young and then read again older to catch new things. Of course I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for an amazing, all time classic."
    Pamela Evans
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfort Of home. the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. A great story for all ages."
    Anna Fowler
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "A classic of the fantasy book genre, the hobbit stands above others. It is a fun read for most ages, it weaves a tale and leaves the reader wanting more. "
  • Amanda Robertson
    Written on May 2, 2018
    ""Tween" is defined as a boy between the ages of 9 and 14. "The Hobbit", as originally written, may be too complex and hard to read for a child of that age. Although it is a fantasy about a miniature species who lives in the forest and has adventures, it was actually written for adults...or at least for young adults. "Tween boys" may get more out of this novel by watching a movie or having the book read to them. "
  • Kevin Mitchell
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "One of the best if not the best fantasy book.Telling a story about someone small going onto a grand adventure."
  • Angela Barrett
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The Hobbit is a literary classic in eyes! I first read the book with my parents when I was about 9 years old and fell in love with the story. I read it again when I was 17 and enjoyed it even more! This beautifully written fantasy that transports your mind to make you feel as though your with Bilbo, Gandalf, etc. on their adventures. This is a great book for any age and would be fun to read together as a family."
    Shaurya Pawar
    Written on May 10, 2018
    ""The Hobbit" well deserves its reputation as a classic. The story-telling is robust, the characters are amusing and engaging, and the ending gives a valuable lesson on the perils of greed and stubbornness."
  • Virginia Bates
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I just love this book, the story is just amazing and the author does a extremely good job in telling the story. The Hobbit is a good movie and everyone knows it, many people also like to read the book. I highly recommend this book to anyone. "
  • Kelly Rice
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "If you love The Lord of The Rings films, this is a must-read. This book is the prequel to that series. ANd wonderfully written. While Hollywood does a good job, this story is really meant to be read. Read it as Tolkien meant it to be told. "
  • Ronald Cruz
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This is an imaginative book that helps take you to a creative new world. It is an inspiring book that is good for all ages. I really enjoyed this book, despite it being a little long. "
    Anonymous
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "The Hobbit must definitely be on this list! I loved the movie and I'm sure that this fantasy book won't deceive. There were elves in the story, so it's worth being mentioned here. Did anyone got disappointed with book after watching the movie????????????"
  • Douglas Arnold
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "The Hobbit is the best book for all ages. The story of Bilbo Baggins and his journey is amazing and jam packed, full of adventure. It keeps you interested the entire time, which is great for 10 year olds. The story of a plain hobbit he embarks on a dangerous, thrill chasing adventure makes for a great story with wizards, dwarves, elves, knights and even a dragon. The book is a great read for anyone."
  • Alan Owens
    Written on February 4, 2018
    "The Hobbit is a Tolkien classic that should be read by everyone. The tale that is weaved by this story has lasted generations and is the root of man sequel stories."
  • Ruth Chavez
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Actually, I purchased this book for my niece. She really loved the Lord of the Rings movies. I read The Hobbit decades ago and enjoyed it, as far as I can remember. I decided to go old school and buy a book for her to READ ... LOVED IT!!"
  • Lawrence Austin
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Although The Hobbit was not the first book written by J.R.R. Tolkien, his series of books, The Lord of the Rings, is what made him so famous.The Hobbit was the first book in the series that he wrote. If you are looking for a great debut novel, I highly recommend The Hobbit! "
  • Anonymous
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "I was wondering what the f*** INTJ means!!!!!!!!!! ahahahah I searched for it and such a niche stuff, my friends!!! iT'S LIKE AN INTROVERTED AND INTUITIVE PERSONALITY... fair enough The Hobbit I think it's a good read for you  INTJ guys  :-PPPPPPPPPP"
  • George Arnold
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I remember going to see the movie The Hobbit in theaters when it first came out. I can safely say that it is one of the best movies to come out in a long time."
  • Alexander Valdez
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "A true classic, this book does a great job of providing a reading experience for children while also breaking away from the norm of todays' young adult fantasy filled with high schoolers and werewolfs. The story is of course truly captivating and the world Tolkien has created is one of lush descriptions and blissful imagination. This is a book that everyone should read at least once in their life if they like the idea of magic and fantasy, and my son certainly agrees. "
  • Samantha Fields
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This novel provides the perfect prelude to the epic Lord of the Rings. It may seem like a slow read at first but it picks up and captures the reader's attention. If you are a fan, this will definitely be a good read. "
    Scott Jackson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This book is a great classic! I loved every minute of it and had to re-read the entire series. It was great! "
  • Andrea Ford
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The movies do not do justice to this beloved children's book. A bit simpler, and more wistful than the Lord of the Rings series that follows, The Hobbit doesn't shy away from its own horrors that lurk in the shadows. I remember reading this as a teenager, following Bilbo on his journey. Cheering him on when he made the right decisions, and hoping that he wouldn't fall prey to some of the perils that he encountered along the way. Even though it was written in the 1930s, this tale remains a classic for a good reason, and it belongs on every bookshelf so young and old can read it."
  • Bruce Qiu
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "A classic from my childhood that i can keep reading over and over. top 3 best fantasy books of all time."
  • Brittany West
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Reading the Hobbit was the start of a magical journey. I enjoyed being introduced to all of the LOTR characters prior to reading that epic series. The Hobbit is a novel that I will surely read to my children. "
  • Kevin Barnett
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "If you love long books this is the longest of them all. Also a classic and a great read for anyone who hasn't yet."
  • Huang Dong
    Written on May 21, 2019
    "The hobbit's story is really long and suits a long commute ride perfectly, without you even finishing it which why i've always got it on my phone so i can just pop up my headphones and listen when im traveling!"
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  • Willie Bishop
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien does not belong on a list of "best books featuring little people". Such a list promotes discrimination based on a person's size. Discrimination is wrong on all counts."
  • Scott Arpajian
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Ah, The Hobbit. It's a classic for all ages. I think I have now read it at least 20 times from cover-to-cover, including most recently aloud to my children. It's an epic tale, recently overshadowed a bit by the 3-part movie version, but it's well-worth reading the original book to get a full sense of the story that Tolkien was trying to tell."
  • Harold Chapman
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "It might be a stretch for every eight year old to be able to read J.R.R. Tolkien's tale of hobbits and their adventures, but every eight year old will thoroughly enjoy the story. A fantastical journey is shared by Tolkien and though pulses will quicken and eyebrows will raise, this journey will not disappoint. Recommended without reservation."
  • Benjamin Stanley
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The world of The Hobbit is pretty different from the world of Hogwarts, but like Harry Potter the Hobbit (and by extension the rest of the books in the franchise like The Lord of the Rings trilogy) has a very unique, well thought out fantasy world, with a complex mythology and interesting characters. It's a little on the kiddy side after finishing all the Harry Potter books, but that's alright, since the first Harry Potter books were meant for kids, too."
  • Diana Estrada
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The Hobbit is one of the best books you could ever read! Multiple movies have been based off J.R.R. Tolkien's writing of The Hobbit. I would read it over and over again!"
  • Gregory Rodriguez
    Written on February 8, 2018
    "If you want to read something with a similar story line to Harry Potter then I don't think that you can get much better than The Hobbit. J.R.R. Tolkien's books never cease to amaze me. As good as the Lord of The Rings was I have to say that the Hobbit is my favorite. If you liked Harry Potter then you'll love this. I can't recommend it enough."
  • Virginia Campbell
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is one of my favorite books, and now I am happy to share it with my children. So far they are all really enjoying it. We all love the characters, the world Tolkien has created, and the grand sense of adventure."
  • Catherine Austin
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "The Hobbit is a great book that is great for kids and adults alike. Many people already know and love the movies but the books are where its all at. "
  • Steven Reid
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I think The Hobbit is a must read book for kids, including 11 year olds. It's the classic by J.R.R. Tolkien that is a prelude to The Lord of the Rings. It's about hobbit Baggins whose entire life is turned upside down by a group that comes to his door. "
  • Joseph Montgomery
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Classic book that i read as a kid and reacquainted myself with many times since. THe movie does not do it justice. This book starts the whole series and does it in a way that captivates you and makes you feel like you are there. A must have in anyone;s book collection. "
  • Jorge Luis Galindo
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "I've read and re-read the Hobbit at least 15 times, the first being when I was eight. It's such a wonderful, engrossing novel. Your imagination fills in the blanks, and then Peter Jackson comes along and films it. I would be sad if I thought there was anyone who hasn't experienced the joy of this book."
  • Paul Lopez
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "The hobbit is one of the best books ever. Please read as soon as you can."
  • Andrew Young
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "This book is a true classic. A must-read for anyone that loves books or just a great story."
  • Grace Morrison
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The Hobbit is a well known classic that I enjoyed reading. I think this book is great for young adults and also older adults enjoy this book."
    Ananya Chavan
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I would love to watch this especially because it is a prelude to The Lord Of The Rings.The dwarves also make it more interesting."
  • James Berry
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I wouldn't say that this book is used in english lit classes very often; I had never even heard of it until about a decade ago, despite it's age and supposed popularity. It is something of a prequel to another apparently famous set of stories, the ring lords or something."
  • Helen Lynch
    Written on April 19, 2018
    " The Hobbit is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life."