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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Book Review: The Ribbajack and other Curious Yarns by Brian Jacques

Hardcover: 168 pages
ISBN-10: 0399242201
Buy the book: Amazon
Visit the site: Brian Jacques

What if revenge were a monster of your own creation? If all you needed to summon this monster was enough hatred and enough imagination? Which of you would really be the monster? One boy is about to find out.

Firstly, I would just like to give utmost respect to the late, great, Brian Jacques, author of the Redwall series as well as the book I am currently review, the Ribbajack. Mr. Jacques passed away on February 5, 2011. He has been one of my favorite authors ever since I started reading and his works are truly great. Read my memorandum.
I haven't read a Jacques book since I finished the Redwall series. And, when you read a bunch of different stuff for over a year, you kinda start to forget certain things about certain authors that you really love. And that's kinda what happened to me; I had forgotten just how great of an author he was. Of course, I knew that Redwall was one of my favorite series and that Jacques is a great writer. But every author has a different style. From Tolkien to Rowling to Meyer, every single author has a different style. Some are more modern, some more golden oldie. Some prefer first-person views, some third-person. There are even some second-person books around. But I have to say that Brian Jacques's style of writing is possibly my favorite of any author. The way he words things is so...clever. He often uses words such as "jolly-good" and "bravo" in ways that I've never read before. And I absolutely love it. Jacques thinks of things to put in his writing that I have rarely, if ever, read. And The Ribbajack is one of the many examples of this.

This book is, I guess you could say, a book of short stories. The Ribbajack and other Curious Yarns is a book of six short stories in which Jacques shows his writing skills on a different level then in his other books. Some of the stories are creepy, some humorous, some both. And, it was awesome. In starting this book, I had pretty high hopes, seeing as how high my expectations were. Jacques most certainly did not disappoint. I held on to every word, reading awesomely. Yeah, I'm so cool that the manner I read in is awesome. You read right. Oh, what is that you are saying? How could someone read awesomely? Well, I'll show you.

Now, that is an awesome reader. Yeah. Uh-huh. Yep. Yeesh. Yepperz.

So, in conclusion, I leave you with this: Brian Jacques is a great author. If he wrote it, it will probably be good. The Ribbajack is great. Awesomely great. So, read it. Or I will consume your spirit.

See what I did there? It's "eat your soul" in different words. And it only took me like half an hour to come up with that.

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