SF & Fantasy

Gifts For the Geek: Day 20: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien


tolkien-hobbitboxIn case you’ve been living in Gollum’s cave for the last few years, The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is being adapted by Academy Award winning director Peter Jackson!

People will be going to the theaters this December 14th in droves, asses hitting seats and staying for almost three hours. But since The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is only about 1/3 of the overall tale, many fantasy fans are going to be wanting to learn what happens to Bilbo Baggins and his trusty Dwarven companions as they hunt for Erebor and a Dwarf treasure being guarded by a dragon of immense power.

That’s when books are worth their weight in gold. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is available now and can be read in its entirety. You don’t have to wait until 2014 to let Peter Jackson finish the tale. You can do it now!

I think one of the best gifts someone can give this year is this box set of Tolkien’s work. Not only can fantasy geeks re-read The Hobbit—something they should do every few years at the very least—but non-fantasy readers can read it and then continue on with The Lord of the Rings in one seamless read!

Here is a bit more about The Hobbit, in case you have been living in Gollum’s cave:

THE BOOKS THAT INSPIRED THE EPIC MOTION PICTURES

J.R.R. TOLKIEN
THE LORD OF THE RINGS

  • THE HOBBIT
  • THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING
  • THE TWO TOWERS
  • THE RETURN OF THE KING

The Hobbit is one of the greatest fantasy sagas of all time, a classic that has captivated generations of readers and is now an eagerly anticipated film by Peter Jackson, Academy Award–winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

When Thorin Oakenshield and his band of dwarves embark upon a dangerous quest to reclaim the hoard of gold stolen from them by the evil dragon Smaug, Gandalf the wizard suggests an unlikely accomplice: Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming Hobbit dwelling in peaceful Hobbiton.

Along the way, the company faces trolls, goblins, giant spiders, and worse. But as they journey from the wonders of Rivendell to the terrors of Mirkwood and beyond, Bilbo will find that there is more to him than anyone—himself included—ever dreamed. Unexpected qualities of courage and cunning, and a love of adventure, propel Bilbo toward his great destiny . . . a destiny that waits in the dark caverns beneath the Misty Mountains, where a twisted creature known as Gollum jealously guards a precious magic ring.

Gifts For the Geek has entered Tolkien territory now!

Get ready for more Middle-Earth goodies!

Geek out!


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