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Brian Jacques Dead at 71

Postby Etoh*the*Greato » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:16 pm

I know we had a few Redwall fans in here, so I thought this'd be worth mentioning... Died on the 5th. I posted a tribute on the blog I write for.

http://kspaz13.blogspot.com/2011/02/brian-jacuqes-dead-at-age-71.html
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Postby Mr. Hat'n'Clogs » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:26 pm

This man pretty much shaped my childhood.
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Postby Cognitive Gear » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:27 pm

This makes me incredibly sad. I loved this series when I was a kid, and now I will probably want to reread them.

Apparently the 22nd book in the series is going to be released later this year. I had no idea that he had continued to write these, but I am now excited to read them all.
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Postby Atria35 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:39 pm

*sad face* Ah, well. It was a good life.
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Postby Fish and Chips » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:21 pm

This stung a little. I actually met this guy when I was a kid. He was a super dude.

Rest in peace Brian.
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Postby rocklobster » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:56 pm

He wrote great books. Redwall will live on!
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Postby Etoh*the*Greato » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:35 pm

Fish and Chips (post: 1457721) wrote:This stung a little. I actually met this guy when I was a kid. He was a super dude.

Rest in peace Brian.


Wow, seriously? He was a huge inspiration to me as a kid. His writing got me through some serious hard spots.
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Postby FllMtl Novelist » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:28 pm

I could never finish the first Redwall book, but this news is sad. :( I read an interview with him in the book The Wand in the Word (or was it The Wand and the word? it was a bunch of interviews with writers of fantasy) and he was interesting.

My condolences to his family. :(
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Postby DangoDaikazoku » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:50 am

No! I loved his books so much. This makes me so sad, he was one of my main ispirations, especially since I am an aspiring author. At least I can still hear his voice, forever recorded on the audio versions of Redwall series. A long life for a good man, maybe in his last moments he saw the Long Patrol marching off into the distance, with their cries of "Eulalia". What a brilliant author, he will be remembered for a long time yet.
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Postby ecojosh1 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:20 pm

I wonder if the Redwall series is over or if another author will use his notes to continue his work, like Brandon Sanderson did with the Wheel of Time series.
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Postby FllMtl Novelist » Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:44 pm

That probably depends on whether or not the last Redwall book stands on its own. I think the first few did, but I don't know about later installments.

If each book is its own self-contained adventure, I don't think there is a good enough reason for the publisher (would it be the publisher?) to have another author pick up the series.
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