Maybe one day soon I'll write a proper review of The Hobbit.
In the meantime, I want to say this:
If you are a child, you need to read this for Gollum's riddles.
If you are an adult, you need to read this book to children (if you don't have children, rent some) for at least one opportunity to roleplay Gollum.GOLLUM ROOOLZ!!!!!
See here, he even won an award!!
Of course the most compelling reason to add this to your reading list in haste is that it's coming to the MOOVIEZZZ!!
Soon at a cinema house near you. My PRECCIOOOUUSSSSS!
..and soon I'll have a copy of the movie, and it will be me MINE, all mine, just like my precciousss illustrated copies of the novel.
Ha, you didn't think one copy would be enough did you??