Thread: weird plot !
But why worry - nobody is intersted in this topic cause the plot is strange and anyone who had read this book will agree.
Tolkiens books (especially The Hobbit) has weird plots to be interesting. It would take a lot of fun out of them if the reader knew what is going to happen. Not knowing how the courageus characters will acomplish the quest builds up the intrigue. Tolkien amazes me ever more...
"The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense."
Brilliant, isn't it
If on the past evidence, (of vast armies failing to defeat Smaug), then sneaking in a dozen dwarves and a "thief" to find the way in, seems like the best way. after all it only takes 1 man to slay a beast if his aim is good! If you want ridiculous and wierd plots look to most blockbuster movies and video games where 1 hero takes out a million baddies solo, in the daylight and with a penknife......wish someone had told that to the poor sods in the Somme......
[Edited on 8/4/2003 by Grondmaster]