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The Hobbit

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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 w...

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  • Author: j. r. r. tolkien
  • Publish Date: 2012-09-18
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    Jon Snow's Top 10 Stand Alones(Ranked 7 out of 10)

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    My favorite fantasy books so far...(Ranked 3 out of 10)

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    Reviews/Comments On the hobbit


    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful
    RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2013-04-03 09:05:52

    This really should be #1 along with Watership Downs and the Last Unicorn. The Hobbit and the Last Unicorn are my two favorite stand-alone books ever. I have probably read each of them 20 times.

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    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2014-06-03 02:19:29

    I think Harry Potter should be number 1... it's better than the Hobbit it's much more appropriate....

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    1 out of 13 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2014-06-03 02:21:39

    Harry Potter is wayyyy better..

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    By: Anonymous
    2017-01-08 11:56:50

    i dont think so XD

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2014-07-18 09:35:27

    why ? harry potters dosent even contain dragons in most books

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    By: Anonymous
    2017-01-08 11:57:52

    ikr (i know right)

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful
    RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2015-04-02 12:57:18

    Harry Potter is gay

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    By: Anonymous
    2017-01-08 12:16:39

    is he i have never read any of his books XD LOL

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2015-07-23 04:57:17

    If you're looking for a tale of adventure and travel, the Hobbit is a better choice. If you're more into the magic and dueling type of thing, then the Harry Potter series is probably the better choice. I've read both books and can say that they're both incredible books, though the Hobbit is a little dreary at the beginning.

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2016-02-25 09:54:56

    How has no one commented that this book is about Bilbo not Frodo?

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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful
    RE:
    By: Anonymous
    2016-08-28 06:11:38

    ("Smug"? Spellcheck time.)
    The Hobbit is, first, a story targeted for children or young adults, so it's rather different in tone from most of the adult fantasy we encounter.
    Second, it's a "traveler's tale". Like the archetype of traveler's tales, Gulliver's Travels, the story hangs on the strange characters and odd adventures that are met in the course of a long voyage. If you read it as an adult, and you're expecting something more akin to a drama, you will probably be disappointed. The movie adaptation, by pulling a background subplot into the foreground, turned it into a drama (with lots of action) but that's totally not what The Hobbit, the novel, is.

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    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2017-01-08 11:56:10

    this book is an amazing book, if you started to read it, this will be the best fantasy ever!! like if you agree with me

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    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful
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    By: Anonymous
    2017-02-18 12:23:03

    One of my favorite book in the LOTR trilogy. Glad it's first
    Awesome book bound to take you through journeys and quests and it sound so real

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