Redwall by Brian Jacques

I really did not enjoy Redwall by Brian Jacques. There were some good points. The action was good (though horribly predictable) on occasion. Some of the dialog was good. But there were so many more bad points. The characters were very flat. Matthias could do no bad, Cluny could do no good. The whole Matthias-Martin “am that is” hinting at reincarnation thing was just plain creepy. Pretty much the whole thing was incredibly predictable. Because Matthias has a dream in the beginning, you pretty much know how it’s all going to play out. I was quite surprised by the amount of profanity considering it is a children’s book. I read all the way to the end, though, because I was sure it would get better. It didn’t. My 5 and 7 year old boys liked it okay (though it did start putting my 5 year old to sleep every night when I read it – he almost never falls asleep while being read to – so I guess that’s another good point of the book depending on your point of view).

2 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2014: 16
Pages Read in 2014: 3933
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