J.R.R.Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” has been lying on my book shelf for a considerable period of time but for some reasons I‘ve shunned it. It’s been the same with the “Lord of the Rings” as well as the “Twilight Series”, all books that have been given to me or more specifically to my children.
But after watching the movie version of “The Hobbit”, I decided to read the book and what a surprisingly great read it proved to be. The book is as fascinating as the movie, I found, and much of the dialogues in the movie are exact extracts from the book which are witty and humorous. Take for example this one.
“Good Morning!” said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green. But Gandalf looked at him from under long bushy eyebrows that stuck out further than the brim of his shady hat.
“What do you mean?” he said. “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?”
“All of them at once,” said Bilbo. “And a very fine morning for a pipe of tobacco out of doors, into the bargain.”
This is just one example of the very clever writing of Tolkien who has spun the most fascinating tale that will thrill not only kids but also adults.
I know my introduction into Tolkien’s world is a little late in the day but nonetheless I am so glad that the movie inspired me enough to want to pick up the book and read it. The Lord of the Rings movies did not fascinate me to this extent to want read the books but now I do want to read the trilogy but as luck would have it I can’t seem to the copy I had at home.