Our Movie Reviews Hobbit, The
Author: J. R. R. Tolkien
Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Last Reviewed On: November 26, 2000 (by Scott)
(Audible version)

Scott's Review:
3.5 out of 5 stars on November 26, 2000

First off, let me be honest. I tried to read 'The Lord of the Rings' first. I couldn't make it through the book. I'm not sure what it is about that book, but I just found it way to boring to want to pick up and read again.

So, I found the abridged version of 'The Hobbit', and sure enough, I enjoyed this book. Perhaps it was because I had seen much of the story explained by the main character in 'Lord of the Rings', and I always enjoy having back-story explained. I'm not sure though.

Tolkien does paint an amazingly detailed universe, full of many different creatures. This is basically the story of a Hobbit, who for no good reason, goes on an adventure to find ancient lost gold, protected by an ancient dragon. Of course, at the end, the main character manages to find the dragon's Achilles' heal, which I don't much care for, but otherwise it's a fun story.

-- Scott and Michelle