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Book spotlight (Fantasy fiction): Redwall by Brian Jacques



  • Kim 5 years ago

    Oh Sarah, I just love Jacques' work! I remember first reading Redwall. Jacques really is a master storyteller, with his incorporation of riddles, quests, and songs. Not to mention the specific persona each species of animals get: the ferocious sparrows and the charmingly quaint moles. Not to mention the hilarity of the hares. It is so hard to choose a favorite book, or even a favorite character. And my lord, the food! I am a vegetarian and I happen to have a copy of the Redwall Cookbook (an excellent addition to the series). I could read these stories over and over, and never feel like I am reading a juvenile book.
    Have you read the other books yet (a separate set) that Jacques has written? I think the first book is Castaway of the Flying Dutchman. I am curious as to how you think those compare.

  • vanda 5 years ago

    first time i heard of Brian Jacques. I dont read fantasy book that much, but your review abt Redwall has triggered my curiosity. I want to read it. Will try to find it in B&N online. Thanks

  • Melody 5 years ago

    I love these books! Great, now I need to go and get them from my parents' house. I don't have room in my dorm for any more books!

  • Addie.Aynsley 5 years ago

    From your review it sounds absolutely wonderful. I wouldn't mind checking this out one day.

  • Melody 5 years ago

    Oh! Oh! Pick me, pick me! Sorry, bored here during a three hour shift. Her name was Rose--Laterose.

  • Dagda 5 years ago

    I have this book but i've never read it. I think it's about time that I do so. Thanks for the memory slap! :)

  • Kylandra 5 years ago

    This series is perhaps my all-time favorite. I personally own every single one of the twenty books in the series. While the theme is generally the same for each book, the characters are so varied and engaging that I forget about the similarities. I love that the voices are written in dialect as well.
    There are audio books done by Brian Jaques himself as well as a few voiced by a cast of characters directed by Jaques.

  • SarahLindesmith 5 years ago

    Kim: yes, I've read Castaways. That series is pretty good, too, but it's written almost exclusively for young adults. There are mysteries in each book that the main character (whose name escapes me at the moment) must solve; while the plot is fairly straightforward, it's held up with the connections the characters make with each other (something that Jacques is so great at writing) so it's not a dry read. I own these books as well.

    Kylandra: I love the recordings! "I know something YOU don't know, Methusaleh!"
    My favorite line in the whole recording. :) For those who don't get it, check it out. You'll see what I mean. ...or rather, hear what I mean.

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