“If ever you visit us again, when our halls are made fair once more, then the feast shall indeed be splendid!”
This book took me a little bit longer than usual to finish this book. It’s not overly long, its just the writing style begins to feel slightly claggy throughout the book’s duration. In this way, it means that you can’t flip through it haphazardly as you would do other books.
I have always intended for many years to read The Hobbit and the The Lord of the Rings books. I’m glad I read The Hobbit now because if I’d read it when I was younger I would have likely thrown down the book in frustration.
The narrative voice is childlike and friendly. However, the fantasy universe is magically put across and is written with head-spinning detail. The writing provides a look inside the minds of the characters, alongside their needs and wants when making their treacherous journey. It would seem that for the most part, all they wanted was breakfast.
I think at some point in the future I will for sure watch the films. However, it will for the moment be delegated to a place on my ‘to watch’ list. That being said, while I found reading the book to be an enjoyable experience, I still found it at times to be quite a difficult book to plow through. That is not a criticism of the book in itself, but all the same I am glad I still managed to finish reading it. I think it is certainly one of those books which is further brought to life through its filmic representation.
Ultimately, any time a book is finished it is always a wonderful opportunity to explore new genres and new books. I always love that opportunity, and its always fun to pick out which books to read next.
MY RATING: *** / *****