Reviews of Redwall (1986)
Review by islander255 (2007-01-28)
Synopsis on the Redwall series? If you take it one book at a time, they are quite wonderful. Together, they are mostly the same. The first three (which includes this one, as well as "Mossflower" and "Mattimeo"), as well as "Martin the Warrior" (the 6th) and "Taggerung" (the 14th) are the most different/imaginative, and therefore the best.
This series is worth reading if you're a book lover, and especially if you're a male teen between the ages of 8 and 15 (which is the intended target audience). I myself have moved on to different books, but this is truly an epic, if formulaic, series that can be enjoyed by the young and remembered with fond nostalgia by the ones who've outgrown it.
Review by lord kallor (2004-12-20)
I read this book when i was about 10 then proceded to read all the rest and because i loved them so much i decided to read them again recently, and i must say: what a load of smushy garbage
yep thats right my favorite childhood book is a load of predictable formulaic rubbish, the mice verses the ferrets, stoats, weasels etc it was so bad that I couldnt even finish the first one when I went to raed it again. No offence but this series should on no account be read by anyone over the age of 13. A bit like the Animorphs by K. Applegate.
But the fact that the books are not particualy good is not the worst of it (or the fact that their cheesy as hell), the rest of the series is; you cold call them all the same name and no one would be able to tell the difference, if ever there was a case of someone milking the same cow this is it. 4/10
(If you want a good book about animals acting like people go read Watership Down (steer well clear of farthing wood))