by J.R.R. Tolkien
Hardcover: 255 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Date Published: 1997
Point: Bilbo Baggins, a good, adventure avoiding Hobbit, is sucked into a thrilling adventure by ever wise Gandalf and 13 treasure seeking dwarves.
Path: The story leads the reader through the realities of the human race. Fear, friendship, greed, courage, jealousy, sacrificial giving, lies, and loyalty all play out before the reader’s eyes. Most often the greatest danger lies not in a fire breathing dragon, but in the heart of the hero.
Sources: Based on an incredible imagination and expertise in ancient English history, Tolkien weaves a time tested story.
Agreement: This is probably my favorite book of the entire Fantasy genre, and probably Fiction as well.
Favorite Quote: “There is more than meets the eye.”
Stars: 5 out of 5
It would be worth another read and I would recommend it.