Even the smallest person can change the course of history

“Now it is a strange thing, but things that are good to have and days that are good to spend are soon told about, and not much to listen to; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating, and even gruesome, may make a good tale, and take a deal of telling anyway.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien

It was a master stroke by Tolkien’s to create The Hobbit first. The book makes for easy reading and is ideally suited for younger readers, unlike its sequel. It is a great way to be introduced to the world of Middle Earth and all its inhabitants before starting The Lord of the Rings.

The Hobbit is from a different era. While modern readers might find the syntax a bit verbose and hard to follow at times, the world it helps create is priceless. And while everyone might not have the patience to decipher the Elvish language, it does make for interesting reading.

The beauty of the work is manifest in how, even after all this time has passed since it was originally written, we can still find joy and fascination in reading about Bilbo Baggins and the company of dwarves setting out to slay a dragon and reclaim a lost kingdom.