The Hobbit has been in my to-read shelf ever since I read The Lord of the Rings. I have never read anything as fascinating or visual as the Lord of the Rings. I can still picture Frodo climbing the stairs of the Morodor to destroy the ring.
The Hobbit is the story of adventure of reclaiming Dwarves treasure from Smaug, the Dragon. Thirtheen dwarves and wise wizard Gandalf request Bilbo Baggins to join them in their adventure. Reluctantly Bilbo agrees and find himself in the centre of a great adventure. The Dwarves easily push off Bilbo to scout and look out for them. They get into trouble and Bilbo has to plan to rescue them.
On their way they meet many dangers and fascinating creatures. Trolls, Goblins, Wrags, Eagles are just a few among them. Some dangerous vicious creatures and some helpful creatures make their journey worth a tale for many years. In the beginning, the dwarves don't much care about Bilbo's talents, but later do realise his worth.
Depend upon the adventurers to do the one thing that is forbidden to be done. What a fascinating journey they have! I liked the lights in the forests bit reminiscent of the Will'o' wisp. Quite a uncomplicated straightforward book when compared to the complex The Lord of the Rings. A great adventure, a fitting prequel to the Lord of the Rings.