Jan's Reading Power Book Club: The Hobbit
So, it's a new year, and we're welcoming 2013 by reading a book that was first published in 1937, based in Middle Earth and is considered a 'flawless masterpiece'.
Here’s the blurb from the back of the book:
Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End.
But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ‘there and back again’. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent, a large and very dangerous dragon
The prelude to The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit has sold many millions of copies since its publication in 1937, establishing itself as one of the most beloved and influential books of the twentieth century.
Remember, you don't even have to buy the book to be a part of this discussion as you could pick up a copy from your local library.
When you do read the book, remember to pop back here and post your thoughts on the book and, if you've watched it, how it compares to the film below in the comments section. If you've read it already, please feel free to start the discussion!