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The Annotated Hobbit: The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again

Categories: Goodreads Reviews

The Annotated Hobbit: The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again
author: J.R.R. Tolkien
name: Elaine
average rating: 4.56
book published: 1988
rating: 4
read at: 2011/04/26
date added: 2011/04/29
shelves: fantasy, fiction
So yeah, I’m 36 years old, have read LoTR a couple of times, seen the movies a bunch, played lots of D&D, and somehow never got around to reading The Hobbit. I did see the movie once, at the library when I was a little kid, and I think one more time in the last decade or so.

It’s a damn clever story; the locales are quite vivid, and I’m intrigued by the characters who weren’t in LoTR. (Beorn in particular.)

I do wish I hadn’t gotten the annotated version, though. Fascinating stuff, some of it, but also terribly distracting. And I’m still not so much for Tolkien’s poetry.

All in all, I’m glad I finally got around to it.

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