Wednesday, December 5, 2012
As many of you know, Peter Jackson's film adaption of The Hobbit will be released in a few weeks here in the US. Like the previous films, I am looking forward to seeing it when it comes out. Unlike Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, which I really enjoyed, I actually read The Hobbit this time around before seeing the film. For The Lord of the Rings it was the other way around, which was ultimately a mistake. The books are so much better, but, of course, that is not really a surprise. Having finished The Hobbit two weeks ago, I decided to order Bilbo's Journey: Discovering the Hidden Meaning in The Hobbit by Joseph Pearce. It is published by our friends at Saint Benedict Press. This short guide to Tolkien's The Hobbit has been a joy to read and very insightful. I haven't yet ordered the Catholic Courses The Hobbit taught by Pearce, but that might change after Christmas. We shall see.