I have never read THE HOBBIT. There, I said it.
Actually, there are probably many more fantasy/sci fi books that are out there that I am ashamed I have not read. There is kind of an established cannon of must-read books for the fantasy/horror/sci fi genre - and definitely THE HOBBIT is one of them.
But better late than never - I got my copy from the library last week and got half-way through over my vacation. I would have liked to have finished it, but a 10 month old boy has a way of taking up most of my free time.
So, yes, I am now reading THE HOBBIT - and I like it very much. I will hold my opinions to the end, but there is something I need to know from my faithful readers: what other books am I missing out on? What, in your opinion is in the cannon of must-read fantasy/horror/sci fi books?
Here are a few just off the top of my head:
Bram Stoker's Dracula - read it
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - not read it
I Am Legend - read it
At The Mountains of Madness - read it
The Stand - not read it
All the Harry Potter books - read 'em
That's all I can think of for right now - I know there are a LOT more, so I'm interested in hearing your suggestions. Right now my wife is waiting in the basement with some popcorn.
Its time for a "Supernatural" and "Smallville" double feature.