‘The film was action-packed and satisfactory but it could not live up to the brilliance of the book’Last year was the 75th anniversary of the widely acclaimed book The Hobbit, one of the bestselling classics of the 20th Century. It was also the release of the book-based film. It was an exciting year for readers and even more so for the Librarians and bookshop owners. The stores were bursting with infinite numbers of books. Sales were begun to make space on the shelves for this precious stock. I myself was a part of the giant crowd that purchased a copy of the book. In my haste I grabbed a limited edition paperback. I came home and opened the book to an eleven page long author’s margin note compilation and all of his scrawls of the maps of middle Earth and the Shire, the home of our much loved hobbits!I have seen the film and read the book. I have only this to say:The film was action-packed and satisfactory but it could not live up to the brilliance of the LOTR Trilogy. Nor could it perfectly capture the vast imagination of J.R.R. Tolkien. The detailed, funny descriptions of the characters right …read more

Via: The Guardian | Books