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"A finely written saga of dwarves and elves, fearsome goblins and trolls... an exciting epic of travel and magical adventure, all working up to a devastating climax." Observer
"A flawless masterpiece ... One of the most influential books of our generation." The Times
"The Hobbit is quite simply a must read, a real delight." Fantasy Book Review
Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services – as a burglar – on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo’s life is never to be the same again.
Rob from Round the roundabout
Great book and all but a little confusing at times as well.
Jack from Spain
I think the book is really boring. It is really hard to understand for me (I am 16 and I am from Spain). I think it is overrated and my expectations were better. The story was realy fake and the fantasy sucks.
Ashley from North America
This book is a great introduction (and standalone) for anyone interested in reading the Lord of the Rings! I\'ve seen a lot of complaints about the book being too \"complicated,\" but I had this book read aloud to me at 8 years of age and I understood it just fine. This book is narrated beautifully with dark and light themes of heroism and with characters that you don\'t easily forget. Tolkien is a magnificent writer and this is a book that you don\'t want to pass up.
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