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    Arrow Introducing... The Bookshelf!

    What is your favorite Redwall book? Why?
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    I can't choose!!! :eek They're all so great! Marlfox, TLP, PoL, Mossflower, MoR, etc... I'd end up naming them all.

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    I'd have to say my favorite novel as of now would have to be Pearls of Lutra or Salamandastron.

    Pearls of Lutra brought forth one of my favorite characters, Grath Longfletch. The monitor lizards were fun characters and I liked Ublaz. I doubt BJ will ever show the monitor lizards again or have a pine martin in such a prominent position again.

    I really found Ferhago to be very... twisted, in his own sort of way and I just love assassin type characters. Salamandastron also showed more of the badgers, I thought, than previously shown too.
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    The last time I ranked them, TLoL topped the list. I honestly need to reevaluate my list, though, as my fondness for the early books has been steadily growing in recent months.
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    Talking A Claszic Thread

    My favorite book would be either the Long Patrol or Mattimeo. The Long Patrol just has a very unique air to it. All of the characters were great. It was nice seeing characters from the Pearls of Lutra come back, too. I just can't find anything I don't like about it! Mattimeo has, in my opinion, the greatest villain of all Redwall books (hence my "name"). I find Slagar the Cruel to be a very unique sort of fiend, mostly because of his mysterious hate for Redwall and it's inhabitants, and the fact that he is actually Chickenhound. It was also neat to see what happened to the original "Redwall" cast. Mattimeo had quite a couple downfalls (surprisingly, Mattimeo had very little focus on the actual Mattimeo, and in the end Mattimeo was next to useless), but it had a lot of good points too. ^o_o^

    ...In any case, I forgot 2 other good points of Mattimeo. 1) The Painted Ones appear for the first time ever! In their first appearance they seem much more mysterious, and it's fun to guess just what the hey they are. At first I thought they were evil bats. I know this wouldn't be the first appearance of the Painted Ones for many. But in their other appearances, there is less time to wonder, "hey, just who or what the heck ARE those fellows?" 2) The second, and last, appearance of the Sparrows. Poor little guys died off after that, I suppose. You think they would face a better fate than extinction after risking (and losing) their lives to give information to Matthias' band for the sake of Redwall.
    Those are my comments from the EZboard. (The first one's from my first post ever.)

    I don't think the Long Patrol's a contender for my favorite any more, though... not even second. Damug's too flat. I'd say my second favorite would be either Tagg or Pearls of Lutra. The Taggerung is very unique. It was a fresh breath of air for the series, and totally destroyed the whole "formula" complaint. (And there was much rejoicing.) Pearls of Lutra is also very unique. There's a lot of adventure there... a lot of good characters, too. Clecky and Gerul are amongst my favorites.

    #4 would be Triss. Very nicely written, with a lot of great elements - ESPECIALLY the serpent siblings. That put the Long Patrol in fifth place. Spot #6? Er... it's between Mossflower and Mariel of Redwall. #8 would go to Salamandastron, and... well, I think that's enough for one post.

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    Re: A Claszic Thread

    Originally posted by Slagar the Cruel
    The Taggerung is very unique. It was a fresh breath of air for the series, and totally destroyed the whole "formula" complaint. (And there was much rejoicing.)
    One more reminder that opinion is subjective. I, personally, thought a little bit of "the mold" (which is really a rather silly critique when you think about it) crept into Tagg and Nimbalo's journey, as well as the Abbey thread. Plenty in there to keep it fresh and exciting, however.

    Although, I'd have to say Triss was better.
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    Re: Re: A Claszic Thread

    Originally posted by Martin the Warrior
    One more reminder that opinion is subjective. I, personally, thought a little bit of "the mold" (which is really a rather silly critique when you think about it) crept into Tagg and Nimbalo's journey, as well as the Abbey thread. Plenty in there to keep it fresh and exciting, however.

    Although, I'd have to say Triss was better.
    I don't place much stock in "the mold" (sounds like a "Blob" rip-off... "Oh no! I thought leaving that moist bread around for a month would only produce mildew, but it created... THE MOLD!") theory either. Come on, if you look hard enough, you could apply the mold to nearly ANYthing. Really, only a minority of the books truly fit "the mold". The rest... is over-examination, IMHO.

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    Come on, if you look hard enough, you could apply the mold to nearly ANYthing.
    Exactly. It's far better to judge the book on its own merits.
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    Talking Marlfox!!!

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    Marlfox is the best! I love the conflict within the villains as well as Mokkan's trickery. Not to mention almost all the main characters were squirrels and Cregga was in the book...you can't go wrong there.

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    I still say that Salamandastron is my favorite of the books I've read. I liked all the characters and found it quite exciting the entire way through....that's the best reasoning I can give right now, due to the fact that I have a splitting headache at the moment I write this...

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    I've actually thought about this since I last posted with something along the lines of "I can't decide!"... Although this is sure to change, right now, my favrites are Triss, Mattimeo, The Long Patrol, and Salamandastron.
    Why? Because I think so.
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    It's so hard to pick just one! I love all of them. Let's see... I guess I'd have to say either Mossflower, Mattimeo, Marlfox, The Long Patrol, Lord Brocktree, or Mariel of Redwall (even though I HATE that badger lord in it!!).
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    Mariel of Redwall.....

    yeah....I always found Rawnblade to be rather flat...

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    He wasn't just flat, I HATED HIM!!! AHHHHH!!!!!! I seriously cannot STAND him! Whenever I read about him, or see his name, or even THINK about him, I just want to... to... DESTROY HIM WITH MY FRYING PAN OF TOTAL DEVASTATION!!! *calms down* Sorry.
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    I've never had a problem with Rawnblade. Seemed your standard Badger Lord to me. 'bout the same as Urthstripe or Urthwyte.
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