I did it! I finished The Hobbit!
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
I read half of this novel earlier in the summer, but personal life stuff got in the way. After warily eyeing it on the bookshelf for about a month, I decided that enough was enough. I needed to finish the stupid book.
Thoughts? I don’t think I’m a fantasy/adventure sort of person…especially when I split the book into two parts. The Hobbit consists of a variety of different adventures, that all fit together somewhat, although that doesn’t really seem to be the point. I feel like Tolkien was more interested in spinning a few yarns, rather than how the plot flows. I ended up feeling pretty lost through a lot of it, though, again, it could have been due to the way I split the book up.
The Hobbit is more about Bilbo Baggins’ scrapes than anything else, and that’s the charm of it. Bilbo is a sweet character. I love his reluctance to be involved in any of this hubbub. I can feel him on that. Good food, cozy home…why would anyone want to leave? I just wish the book focused more on his inner dialogue and less on this battle and that battle and this king and that king. Yep. I sound like a girl.
But hey! I can say that I actually read one of Tolkien’s works all the way through! High five me!