I fully admit that the only reason I read this book is because one of my favorite British actors, Richard Armitage, is in the upcoming movie playing Thorin Oakenshield. If it was not for that fact, I never would have picked up this book to read. I never even heard of it before learning about the movie. You are all probably wondering what secluded world have I been living in.
I enjoyed reading The Hobbit but not as much as many Tolkiens fans do. Don’t get me wrong, it was a good read. It is simply that these types of stories are not my cup of tea. I loved the Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf characters, and middle earth seems like a magical place, but generally this book was not my cup of tea.
Now please don’t throw tomatoes at me.