The Hobbit: a book for adults
Thanks to Ringer David for sending us this link to a blog post from Daniel Hannen at the Daily Telegraph:
I’m not sure that we properly appreciate The Hobbit as children. We enjoy the story, obviously, and the pace, and the characters. But only now, reading the book to my eight-year-old, am I touched by the pulse of the prose.
It is a book written to be read aloud. Tolkien understood the power of incantation: the way in which, as Philip Pullman puts it, reciting a fine poem makes you feel as if you were voicing words of power, chanting a spell.
Follow the link to read the full article. [Read More]Posted in Hobbit Book on February 5, 2010 by Calisuri
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