A Conversation for 'The Hobbit' by JRR Tolkien


Post 1


I was lucky enough to be given 'The Hobbit' when I was very young, and I loved it. It had Tolkien's drawing of Smaug pierced by an arrow on the cover...about time someone wrote a good entry on it.

The depth of character in the book far surpasses most of the fantasy being written today - Gollum's conflicting natures were evident even then.

smiley - cheers


Oh, and I hope you don't mind me pointing out: "and looses nothing when read as a self-contained fantasy novel"


Post 2

Mat Lindsay (the researcher formerly known as Nylarthotep...now he has a name, all he needs is a face)

Thanks for the praise, but as far as the points for amendment go you'll have to shoot the sub-editor.

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