Reading “The Hobbit”

As the reading section on the right column of my blog shows, I’m reading “The Hobbit” by J.R.R Tolkien.

First of all, a big thank you to my dear friend Saqf for this wonderful gift. I’m enjoying every second of it 🙂

It’s taking me a bit longer than it usually does for me to read a book because I barely find time to sit down and read these days. Anyway the book has truly sucked me in and I love it. The story is really cool and catching, and my imagination is working on overdrive.

Something I find really cool is that many of the characters also appear in “The Lord Of The Rings”, and unlike when you see a movie before you read the book, this time you’ve seen the characters in a movie about some story, and now you’re imagining them in another story, in other settings and you’re using your imagination to build this whole world around them.

One of the greatest things in fantasy books is how you get to create your own version of the world being described and of the different characters. But reading this book now, I have something to build on because of the great work that was done on “The Lord Of The Rings” movies.
Now we have a vision of how Middle Earth looks like; how hobbits, dwarves, orcs, goblins, …etc look like and it just enriches the story even more. It’s as if a big set of detailed photos was added to the book.
This is one of the things that is making me enjoy the book even more.

Another thing I love about this book is how some events relate to stuff in the “Lord Of The Rings” trilogy. It gives a new understanding of some things.

I totally recommend reading this book.
You can expect another post from me about it once I’m done with it.

Btw, I watched “The Return Of The King” DVD again last night, and wow what a movie; I just love it!

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Mohamed Marwen Meddah is a web development director, amateur photographer and web enthusiast from Tunisia, currently living in Canada.

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