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Redwall by Brian Jacques
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Jul 01, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: children-fantasy
Read in June, 2008

A distinctly children's book, with a simplified children's plot, simplified children's characters, and a simplified children's theme. If you focus on the plot and don't think the word "nuance", it can be quite enjoyable.

But alas, I am an adult, and I couldn't help trying to figure out the scale of the book in a literal sense. Are the mice supposed to be mice sized in a largely human world, a la Disney animated movies? Or are they supposed to be human sized in a world without humans a la furries (sans the sex)? Are badgers substantially bigger than the mice or not? This bizarre in between Disney and furries state really left me a bit disenchanted with the series.
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message 1: by Rodney (new) - added it

Rodney My question it fair to judge/rate a children's book from an adult perspective?

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Rodney I loved "A Wrinkle in Time" as a kid, but reading it now, it doesn't do anything for me. That doesn't mean, I'm going to bash it!

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