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Brian Jacques died on the 5th
Zia McCorgi by Cooner
So Brian Jacques the writer of the Redwall series passed away due to a heart attach on the 5th of February. He was 71 years old.

I suspect a lot of people know who he is and already know about this but it still shocks me.

I'll admit it I was a huge Redwall fanatic. Around fourth grade I got into them and I've read every book in the series. I also admit yeah he repeated himself in a lot of his books and he could be formulaic. His first book's universe is slightly different from the future books too. I loved these books and they had a huge impact on me and my reading. I loved them. Martin the Warrior, Muriel of Redwall, Mossflower, Redwall, The Pearls of Lutra were some of my favorites.

He wrote these stories for disabled children to entertain them and then we got it later. I will say they had a huge impact of making me smile and i enjoyed them.

Mr. Jacques you did very well you wrote books I really enjoyed and you entertained small children. Thank you for everything.

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Oh good gravy I forgot the Bellmaker :(

yeah he did good work though his species-ism was a little heavy handed

D: I dunno what to say... I have most of the books (just need the last three [UK covers]). He will indeed be greatly missed.

He lived a good full life lets celebrate that fact and be happy for what he gave :)

Yeah, I recall reading them obsessively too and am sad to see him go. I'm a bit afraid to reread them now, though, since I'll probably find lots of things that I found vaguely annoying as a kid (like certain species being always irredeemably evil and hte large amount of structural repetitiveness) annoying enough to put the books down.

I'd say just reread the first one you know?

Yeah. I think if I reread I'd probably go with Mossflower because it's the one I remember liking the most as a kid. Redwall definitely sets the template for the others, but I recall thinking that Martin was a much more compelling character.

I agree with that though Martin the Warrior is a similarly excellent tale.

Really? I don't remember Martin the Warrior having nearly as powerful an antagonist. Granted, the last time I read any of these was in the 90s.

I think its more the ending that struck me but valid the antogonist in Mossflower really is powerful

Is it bad that I can't remember the ending of either one? ;)

no that is good! it means you can enjoy the endings when you reread them!

Dammit! He can't die! That's not how this works! He was supposed to live to 100, at least. Somehow, the possibility of his demise never even occurred to me. The world is less without his presence.

I dunno. I just finished reading Pearls of Lutra a few months ago. Ublaz may have been the weakest villain of the whole series, but it was fun to watch the back-and-forth between him and the vermin pirates. I think Cluny was probably the most effective, though Ferragho and Klitch in Salamandastron were probably my favorites.

At least we'll always have his books :D

I more liked the protagonists but I agree Ublaz was weak...

I dunno our old wildcat girl power empress from mossflower and the stoat from Martin the Warrior were pretty effective. Granted that is pre Redwall...

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