Even if this is a very good book, I was not sure to like it because it was different than the Hobbit. I mean that the story explain a entire life, so it's not only an short adventure. It's a lot of things that happen in only one book, so we only read the most important events. It's a bit complicated to understand, and there's a lot of characters. So I decided to read it because I love J.R.R. Tolkien's books. At the beginning, I admit that I thought I would not like it, but at the end, this is a pretty good book, that told, by events, the life of a men and give also some information about the world of Tolkien and Lord of The Rings, which is pretty cool to understand more the other books. I would recommend this book to people who are very interested by Middle earth.