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The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

alexj_f's review against another edition

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  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

na_lu's review against another edition

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adventurous funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.0

33331111222264's review against another edition

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adventurous medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix

4.75

nige_lu_cas's review against another edition

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4.0

That last exchange between Bilbo and Gandalf has provoked so much thought in me now than when I read it for the first time!

Proves children’s literature can have even more meaning as we get older.

dpikkert's review against another edition

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adventurous slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

Read it with my son before watching the movie.  It was too slow for us. 

richelleegoodrich's review against another edition

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5.0

I love hobbits! A great adventure at any age.

tparsons2012's review against another edition

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3.0

Yuck.
That's really all I can say about this book. I think I'm one of a handful of people on this planet who were not overtly impressed with it, but I honestly don't see the fuss. I didn't hate the book, but I also didn't like it; that was the problem. I didn't give two hoots about the characters or their problems. They could have lived or died and I wouldn't have minded.
Maybe in a few years I'll come back and try it again, but right now I've no mind to ever reread the thing.

drumfreak108's review

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adventurous fast-paced

iuvenis_phoenix's review against another edition

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adventurous lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

herraevum's review against another edition

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adventurous medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No

2.75