Should I Read Hobbit Or LotR First?

What is a good age to read the Hobbit?

8Parents need to know that, of J.R.R.

Tolkien’s many excellent books, The Hobbit is the better choice for tweens.

It makes a great read-aloud for kids 8 and up and read-alone for 10 or 11 and up.

Kids younger than 8 will probably have a tough time with both the vocabulary and some of the violence..

Did Tolkien invent orcs?

3 Answers. Tolkien invented neither orcs, nor the term “orc”. The word “orc”, related to the term “orkney”, is from Beowulf “Þanon untydras ealle onwocon,/eotenas ond ylfe, ond orcneas.” “The concept of a generally despicable, probably inherently evil race of foot soldiers,”1 probably extends back to antiquity.

Why does Legolas look different in the Hobbit?

Due to technical mishaps involving Bloom’s contact lenses, in the films Legolas’ eye color sometimes changes between brown, purple, and blue. … PJ changed Legolas’ eyes in the Hobbit to distinguish him from from the Silvan elves of Mirkwood, as Thranduil and his son Legolas are both of the Sindarin.

Why is the Hobbit so much worse than LOTR?

Because LOTR source material was epic in length and scope. Material had to be cut to fit in the major plot points. While the Hobbit source material was a short children’s book, light in tone, with mild danger suitable for kids. So stretching the material to 3 movies was absurd.

Is The Hobbit better than Lord of the Rings?

4 The Hobbit was better: More action The Lord of the Rings trilogy had some of the most breathtaking action sequences of all time – the Battle of Helm’s Deep, for one – but The Hobbit trilogy had more of that stuff and less of the talky scenes.

How old is Gandalf?

Gandalf walked in Middle-earth for approximately 2,019 years, un-aging and appearing as a grey bearded human of about 60 years old or so. He was around long before Middle-earth was created and before the Years of the Lamps. He, Saruman and Sauron are approximately the same age – give or take.

Why is the Lord of the Rings so good?

There are countless inherent reasons that The Lord of the Rings is the best cinematic fantasy epic of them all. Most of these reasons relate to the films themselves, from their epic vision and source material to their staggering production efforts, incredible runtime, and perfect continuity.

Why does the Hobbit look worse than LOTR?

Assuming you’re referring to the movie it’s because much more CGI was used on the Hobbit than was used on the Lord of the Rings. The software (and hardware) used for the CGI of the Lord of the Rings was limited in how accurate they could make people look on close distances.

In what order should I read JRR Tolkien’s books?

I would recommend this order:The Hobbit.The Lord of the Rings. (stop here)The Silmarillion. (stop here)The Children of Húrin.Beren and Lúthien.The Fall of Gondolin. (stop here)Unfinished Tales.The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien. (stop here)More items…

Is Lord of the Rings hard to read?

The stories, characters, and world can be hard to conceptualize for young readers, but the actual language is not incredibly difficult. I do think someone who is very comfortable with English will appreciate the delicate word choice and rhythm of the books, but you shouldn’t have any trouble understanding them.

Is Lord of the Rings the best book ever?

In January 1997, reporter Susan Jeffreys of the (London) Sunday Times informed a colleague that J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy “The Lord of the Rings” had been voted the greatest book of the 20th century in a readers’ poll conducted by Britain’s Channel 4 and the Waterstone’s bookstore chain.

What order should I read The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings?

Here’s what order to read the books in:The Hobbit (1937)The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)The Two Towers (1954)The Return of the King (1955)The Adventures of Tom Bombadil (1962)The Silmarillion (1977)The Children of Húrin (2007)Any other Middle-earth stories attributed to J.R.R. Tolkien & Christopher Tolkien.Aug 22, 2017

Is LOTR worth reading?

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is absolutely worth reading, even though they’re very long and a bit monotonous. There’s so much to the story that doesn’t make it into movies, side stories and fascinating tidbits that you miss if you don’t take the plunge.

Should I read Hobbit before LotR?

Chronologically it comes before The Lord of the Rings, and it introduces major characters and lays the groundwork for LotR. You can skip The Hobbit or read it after LotR, but many things in LotR will make more sense if you read The Hobbit first. Once you’ve finished The Hobbit, read The Lord of the Rings.