|An Unexpected Morning Visit - Ted Nasmith|
This week I finished The Hobbit. Rather than give my synopsis of it since you can find about a million reviews out there already, and I am sure mine has already been given, I am going to state that I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Hobbit. As soon as I began chapter one, I knew instantly that I should be reading it to my young children.
I mean that to be a compliment.
|The Riddle Game - Ted Nasmith|
You must understand that I am not a fantasy-genre reader; I do not gravitate toward fantasy. I prefer reality - more specifically, non-fiction, histories, and biographies. Autobiographies are even better.
But one day a good friend of mine, who shares my fondness
for being a realist, declared to me “Oh! You have got to read The Hobbit.”
Her enthusiasm each time she inquired, “Have you started The Hobbit, yet?” was enough to peak my
curiosity. I had to admit that I was
interested, and without any notion of the plot, I bought the four-book set, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, with the intent to read the entire
series. Even the Barnes & Noble
employee was excited about my purchase. I
knew something about it had to be worthy.
|Conversations with Smaug - J.R.R. Tolkien|
Well, my friend was right, as was the Barnes & Noble guy, too. Now I am going to re-read The Hobbit aloud to my children (ages 4, 5, and 8; my 13 and 17 year olds have already read it), and then we are going to borrow the DVD from my enthusiastic friend who cannot wait for us to become Lord of the Rings fans.
And that is my non-fiction-genre-prefered opinion of the fantasy-loaded-adventure story, The Hobbit.