The Hobbit by J.R.R.Tolkien was the 43rd official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: Dec 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012

How/Why was this book chosen:

It was chosen by Tom & Veronica because of the movie version coming out the same month

Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of The Hobbit

Sword & Laser Podcasts and Videos: Kick Off: S&L Video 17-1  Check In: S&L 116  S&L 117

Wrap Up: S&L Video 20

The Hobbit by J.R.R.TolkienEdit

Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent. The text in this 372-page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics (1998), and includes a note on the text by Douglas A. Anderson (2001). Unforgettable!