The Hobbit

Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Reviewed by: Aoife Kerr, Leixlip library

A reluctant partner in this perilous quest is Bilbo Baggins, a comfort-loving unambitious hobbit, who surprises even himself by his resourcefulness and skill as a burglar.

Encounters with trolls, goblins, dwarves, elves and giant spiders, conversations with the dragon, Smaug, and a rather unwilling presence at the Battle of Five Armies are just some of the adventures that befall Bilbo.

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.

This is one of those books that everyone should read. It is a well written, thoughtful and all round amazing book. It has inspired my love for fantasy, and has inspired so many others. It is an absolute classic and I loved reading it. The Hobbit is an amazing story and one of my all-time favourite books and is a book that is definitely worth reading.

The Hobbit is available to borrow from Bolinda Borrowbox in ebook format. If you would like to find more e-stories of Middle Earth you can find the rest of J.R.R Tolkien’s books here. Or call up your local Kildare Library to request some using our Contact and Collect service.

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