Not at all impressed.
I've only read Into the Wild
, and... good gravy was it enough to convince me to never touch this series again. Maybe I'm being harsh, but this book came off to me like the author was trying to do Watership Down
with cats and failed so spectacularly hard it wasn't even So Bad It's Good
My main problems with the book are an unbelievably Stuey
main character and one of the most idiotic Idiot Plots
I've seen in a while. Also, the "conlang" of the cats was... well, clunky is the best I can come up with. A large series of CamelCaps and random compound words does not a constructed language make. Really, the whole book is clunky.
And... is it just me, or does the "oh noes neutering" thing seem to go just a little bit beyond what the cat characters themselves would make of it? Maybe it's just the book being clunky again, but when the first chapter is acting less like it's trying to make me sympathize with sapient cat characters and more like it's trying to make me feel like I'm a jerk for having a neutered cat... holy Wall Banger
, Batman. I've seen speutering made to feel like a heartbreaking tragedy without insulting my intelligence in other books about sapient cats, so I'm gonna blame Warriors
over my own views for this one.
I gave the book as fair a shake as I give any. I love Xenofiction
, and it's so hard to find that I was ready to continue even after the wall-denting first chapter, but all in all I just can't recommend Warriors
based on the first book.
1st May 09
what are you talking about i have all the books thay are great!
12th Jun 09
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4th Jul 09
I enjoyed the book! Warrior cats are AWSOME
4th Jul 09
Flametail von Karma
5th Jul 09
Speaking as a fan here, it gets better. For the rest of the series, plus a sequel series, it's pretty good. And then they do a third series, and it begins to suck.
4th Aug 09
12th Oct 09
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25th Oct 09
I thought it was decent YA literature, but after several books, it just felt like Watership Down minus all the charm. It could have been so much more fleshed-out...
Penguin 4 Senate
25th Oct 09
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19th Dec 09
Foxes/Badgers are evil because it's from a cat's point of view. They really don't have much time to reflect upon their other qualities.
2nd Aug 10
The first couple of books aren't that good. It'll improve later on. The last part of Series 1 is awesomness incantate.
2nd Sep 10
3rd Dec 10
(edited by: kasi2)
I'm getting linked to this review from the article on the film with the same name. It's kind of weird.
17th Dec 10
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