My Aunty got me to read this one two. I'm starting to realise that she's had quite a big influence on my fantasy reading habits. While I struggled with this little guy when I was in the early ages of high school I still really appreciated the beautiful language and what I would call raw fantasy of the novel. It was a genuinely charming story that inspired my interest in fantasy, even though I didn't love it at the time.
One day I will get around to reading LOTR... it's shameful, i know, that i haven't already. Bare with me... I've got a lot of reading to do.