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Now a major motion picture

A great modern classic and the prelude to THE LORD OF THE RINGS
 
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely traveling any farther than his pantry or cellar. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard Gandalf and a company of dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an adventure. They have launched a plot to raid the treasure hoard guarded by Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon. Bilbo reluctantly joins their quest, unaware that on his journey to the Lonely Mountain he will encounter both a magic ring and a frightening creature known as Gollum.

“A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible . . . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts.” – New York Times Book Review

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    This book is great book for young mature readers. I found this book to be a very quick read and very vivid.

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    Great book! One should read it before watching the movie - there's so much color that's added, not that the movie isn't well done.

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    A great book echos in your mind long after you've read it. It also begs rereading to incorporate it's "DNA" into your thoughts. The Hobbit is such a book. It's so much more than a basic fantasy/adventure book with its religious and philosophical underpinnings that will challenge your thinking. That being said, it's a rollicking good story that can be read to your kids.

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    I read this book for school a long time ago but read it recently because it was just an amazing adventure book that you had to read it again to be reminded of the journey. I will always love this book!

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    The only thing stopping this book from getting five stars is that the ending left me wanting to read more. The life of a Hobbit told in great details. Enough details to make you feel you were on the journey with them to raid the treasure.

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