I remember back when I was a kid, I booked out the Lord of the Rings book from my school library for a laugh - it was literally the biggest book there.
Of course I read about 5 pages and gave up. Since then, the film trilogy has been made and I realised I had never properly read a Tolkien book.
Whether you're 15 or 50, this book is just a joy to read. Because Tolkien wrote it primarily for his children, the way it is written makes it very easy to read, but it is by no means a 'children's book'.
I wish there were a thousand more stories about Bilbo and his adventures...
I religiously spent many nights snuggled up in bed reading this great book.
I just can't wait to see the film adaption. New Line & Peter Jackson you MUST resolve your issues. It would be a CRIME for Peter to not make this movie. You owe it to Tolkien himself.
As for the book, Play are practically giving it away at £5 - Five pounds for a masterpiece, not bad eh?