Book Talk: The Hobbit
The final Book Talk podcast of 2012 features a timely discussion of J.R.R Tolkien's worldwide bestselling favourite The Hobbit, coinciding with the release of the first in Peter Jackson's series of big-budget film adaptations of the novel.
Paul Gallagher is joined by Edd McCracken of Book Riot, Hollyrood High School librarian Rachel McCabe and two high school pupils, Juliette and Michael, to get into a wide-ranging discussion of the fantasy classic. With each of their Hobbit experiences being different - some having read it many times since childhood, some just reading it for the first time for this podcast - their reactions offer a great cross-section of opinions!
If you've read The Hobbit and agree or disagree with any of the comments in the podcast, we'd love to hear from you. Add your comments below!
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Next on Book Talk
Our first Book Talk podcast of 2013 features one of the most lauded Scottish books of recent times, And the Land Lay Still by James Robertson.
Grab yourself a copy from the library, a friend or your local bookshop and read it in time for late January.