dimanche 10 mars 2013


Author: J.R.R. Tolkien

Summary: This book is about Bilbo Bagins, a Hobbit. Hobbits are a race which looks like small humans with hairy feet. They love to live calmly in very cosy little hobbit holes under a grassy hill and have many meals per day (up to six!!). Bilbo was peacefully making smoke-rings with his pipe in his garden when a wizard, Gandalf, came to ask him to join him for an adventure. But Hobbits prefer not to have any adventures and live peacefully so Bilbo refuses but invites Gandalf  for tea the next day. At tea time, somebody knocks at Bilbo’s door: it’s Gandalf and thirteen dwarves who persuade Bilbo to set out on the adventure. The dwarves are about to embark on a great quest to reclaim their treasure from the fearsome dragon Smaug, and Bilbo is to act as their “burglar”. The dwarves are very sceptical about Gandalf’s choice, and Bilbo is terrified to leave his comfortable life to seek adventure. But Gandalf assures both Bilbo and the dwarves that the hobbit has hidden abilities which would be useful to the company. Will they succeed in their task or will they die killed by the dragon himself or by other dreadful creatures which infest the region crossing their path?

Personal Opinion: Even if this book is a bit long (364 p.) I think it is very easy to read and not boring. This book is a masterpiece of the well-known J.R.R. Tolkien. Compared to the Lord of The Rings, this book is much easier to read and much more exciting. The book is also a bit different from the film. What I think is amazing in this book is that everything is invented and still full of details. In conclusion, I recommend this book to every reader even for English beginners!