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Elbryan 29/Dec/2006 at 04:56 PM
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The Hobbit is the best book Tolkien wrote.Smog is the coolest character.Biblbo is cool too Gandalf was even awsome and it had all the dwarfs and my favorite character BEORN that guy was cool

anyone else agree?

please reply

Narmaethor 29/Dec/2006 at 05:25 PM
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There and Back Again was definitley the coolest Beorn was quite cool. Gandalf and the dwarves were awsome, I wouldn’t quite say Smaug is the coolest however. I don’t know about you but I quite enjoyed the Riddle game.
Magradhaid 29/Dec/2006 at 05:29 PM
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What particularly about Smaug, Bilbo, and particularly Beorn do you find makes them to be cool? I’m not denying it; I just want more about the how / why part.
Nieliqui Vaneyar 29/Dec/2006 at 06:07 PM
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Hey, Elbryan and Narmaethor, we all agree!  Join us in the Book Club discussion of The Hobbit and have a place to discuss just what made all of them so cool!  We’re only at Chapter 4, so there’s plenty of time to find out about Gollum (Chapter 5), Beorn (Chapter 7) and all the others.  Come on over!
SidraLockel Eltoran 29/Dec/2006 at 11:59 PM
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I do love the Hobbit! And I do think all those characters are very cool! I do wish that I could learn more about Beorn and his race! Do you think all Beorning change into animals. (please note that I don’t know if Beornings is really a race).
Endril 30/Dec/2006 at 09:31 AM
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Elbryan:Welcome to the Plaza! All love the Hobbit, yes and it has indeed great characters inside the story. Indeed the dragon, Smaug was one of the incredible beings in The Hobbit. Also Bilbo is amazing in defeating the great evil beast.

About the beornings: They are similar to men. They usually live in the woods being protectors of the forests especially the lands on which they live. About the shapeshifting thing, I’m not sure if they can. At least Beorn could do that.   
Tenharien Calmcacil 30/Dec/2006 at 10:24 AM
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The Hobbit is a great book. My favorite. I really love that book a lot. Smaug is a great character. Gandalf as well. I think Bilbo was my favorite whenever I read it. He is just a great character. Come to think of it, I want to read that book again, and very soon i might add. Ill put it on the list!
Ristin 30/Dec/2006 at 11:16 AM
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Elbryan:Welcome to the Plaza!" why that, they have been here for a thousand days!
gilnaur 30/Dec/2006 at 11:23 AM
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 I also thought that The Hobbit was one of Tolkien’s greatest books. However I did not know that beornings were a race, I thought that Beorn was just special. I do agree that Smaug is one of the best characters, he is always so cool and smooth but he can be quite ferocious when he feels like it.
Thaliondae Suchi-ru 30/Dec/2006 at 11:33 AM
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Indeed, The Hobit is the book i know best in the entire works of Tolkein. Beorn has fascinated me ever since we first met him, the way that Bilbo reacts about hearing he can change his skin does not seem much like awe or surprise, possibly i miss interpreted this a lot but it seemed quite like disgust, as if it were common but frowned upon. Was this a common occurance? I also enjoyed Bilbo’s bout with the Spiderlings and my favourite battle of all the books i would say the Battle of Five armies, however brief it is described, the many forces clahing in battle must have been a great sight
Elbryan 30/Dec/2006 at 08:14 PM
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I didn’t know Beornings was a race ether

if it mentioned it I must not have caught it thanks for the info  

What particularly about Smaug, Bilbo, and particularly Beorn do you find makes them to be cool? I’m not denying it; I just want more about the how / why part. :

I love Dragons and its cool how he tricks Bilbo into telling him he came from the DALE and his ability to see in the dark all Infravision like from DnD

anyone like BARD ? (from DALE of course)

Wilibald Bumble 01/Jan/2007 at 12:34 PM
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The Hobbit was a adventure book written by Tolkien. When I read it it was with a light heart as I knew they were all going to live happily ever after and find the treasure. It was only when I actually read the Quest of Erebor in the Book of Unfinished Tales did I realize the significance of why Gandalf actually made the company and took them to slay Smaug.

Tolkien is truly amazing as it is only in the grim history of the Erebor that we realize why the Kingdom under the Mountain had to be repopulated and the last Dragon of Middle Earth whom sauron could put to evil uses had to be slayed.

The Hobbit is truly a wonderful adventure book and this book is indeed for all ages as it was origanally a Childrens’ book!
KingODuckingham 02/Jan/2007 at 08:15 AM
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I thought the Hobbit was interesting in that the good guys versus the bad guys weren’t quite so clear cut as they were in LOTR. Should we be rooting for Thorin and Co.? The elves and Bard? Who are the good guys anyway? The elves certainly aren’t so nice--their home got turned into a prison. And yet Bilbo would rather defend the elven-king than anyone else.

Of course, once the goblins come...all bets are off, which makes for a fantastic ending.
Narmaethor 02/Jan/2007 at 10:11 AM
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I quite agree about good vs bad not being as clear cut, the Elves weren’t so nice in there and back again at all especially as compared to how they were in the sil and the lord of the rings,but as you said Bilbo leaned more toward helping them for some reason.

geordie 02/Jan/2007 at 11:01 AM
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the Elves weren’t so nice in there and back again at all especially as compared to how they were in the sil

Ever heard of Feanor and his sons?
Nieliqui Vaneyar 02/Jan/2007 at 11:03 AM
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