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The Last War: Detective Ferrets & the Case of the Golden Deed (The Ferret Chronicles, #5)

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Can one animal save the world? So asks Richard Bach, bestselling author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull and The Ferret Chronicles. This moving fable about the almost-end of a civilization and the profound issues it raises -- that of war and peace, life and death, revenge and forgiveness, guilt and innocence -- is a timely tale of timeless themes sure to resonate with anyone ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 7th 2003 by Scribner (first published September 30th 2003)
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Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
I believe you have to read the first 4 in the series to really grasp this book, unfortunately, I did not.

I had a lot of trouble following this book. I found the mystery of the book was not quite a mystery at all and the reader couldn't play along. I enjoyed the character, Shamrock, though I did not know much about her (or him, I am not quite sure it was said), so maybe there is more character development in the previous books.
May 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
I might have rated this higher if I were a pre-teen. MIGHT have.
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: a bit of a setup to the actual review, skip ahead. I went to the bookstore specifically looking for nothing at all. I had been in the mood to discover something amazing, yet I had no idea where to begin. I felt as though fiction would be the only place I'd find what I was looking for, as science fiction and fantasy had temporarily worn out their welcome on my reading table. Fiction always had hundreds of names I'd never be familiar with, I only ever walked away with one book at a tim ...more
Apr 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
I love Richard Bach's fables that make me think about the state of my life, our country or our world. In this story we are provoked to think about war & peace. I especially liked the constitution of courtesies in the story that are courtesies we could all live by.

"Whatever harm I would do to another, I shall do first to myself."

"As I respect and am kind to myself, so shall I respect and be kind to peers, to elders, to kits." (in the fable the kits are the ferrets)

"I claim for others the free
Jun 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Best of the series, by far. I recognized throughout that Bach was trying to do something very powerful with these seemingly simple stories (sound familiar? Jonathan Livingston Seagull) but he never quite accomplished it. With this final effort, he has accomplished his highest right. May feel slightly odd without having read the others but I think if you're open to the fable concept then it works well as a stand-alone. THought-provoking and maybe a little inspiring. Bach is a strange man, I feel, ...more
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Since Jonathan Livingston Seagull - which dominated the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List for two consecutive years - Richard Bach has touched millions of people through his humor, wisdom and insight.

With over 60 million copies of his books sold, Richard Bach remains one of the world's most beloved authors. A former USAF fighter pilot, Air Force captain and latter-day barnstorm
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