I’m sure a lot of you will be familiar with this text (if not, then at least the film version) but if you haven’t read it and are into the genre of fantasy this is a must-read! This novel is easier to follow than ‘The Lord of the Rings’ as it was written as a children’s book and is therefore a good starting point if you want a text that is both exciting and full of action whilst being an easy read.
I really admire the work of Tolkien, especially the author’s ability to create a whole new world, complete with different species and even different languages. Even if you’re not a fan of his work, the creation of such a complex world and the thought and detail that he includes within his texts is something to be admired.
I’m not a huge fan of the fantasy genre but I did enjoy reading ‘The Hobbit’. The character of Bilbo Baggins was a likeable character who we follow and root for throughout the duration of the novel. As well as this, there are numerous adventures that the protagonist takes part in, at no point whilst reading the text was I left bored or waiting for something interesting to occur.
I find it difficult to review the writing style of this text without giving any spoilers away but the text is quite simple in comparison to a lot of other literature. This would be due to the fact that it is a children’s book, as previously mentioned. Although this is the case, if you are interested in reading more fantasy texts I would certainly recommend beginning with this one!