The Hobbit is a masterpiece. J. R. Tolkien weaves magic in his storytelling. The characters are rich, and the plot is strong. I enjoyed reading the book. Oddly, my favorite part of the book was where Gollum riddles Bilbo Baggins. For anyone who has never read this book, I highly recommend it. You are always on the edge of your seat, waiting to see what happens next. The beginning is quite slow, but after the first chapter, it flourishes. The Hobbit is an amazing read.