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Review: Basajaun by Rosemary Van Deuren



Title: Basajaun
Author: Rosemary Van Deuren
Page Count: 261
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
Rating:

My Review:
Basajaun was an overall enjoyable read.

The characters are fairly well-developed, as is the land upon which they sunder. I'm quite impressed with the author's use of knowledge for old farmhand tools, buildings, storage and the use of such things in their everyday lives.

The story is well-paced, not going so fast that you feel like something is missing nor so slow you feel as if the story will never get anywhere. The use of subtle magic is not overdone and gives the story some zest and helps it to be more unpredictable, making it that much more enticing of a read.

Her descriptions of people, places, things and actions are quite uncanny and she puts it into terms everyone can understand. I was quite amused to be reading her book and realize that I was thinking, 'Yep, done that before.'

This book is great not just for young adults, but all rabbit lovers who enjoy a story that manages to invoke every emotion you could possibly feel. I won't give anything away, but I loved the ending.

Comments

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natane
Nov. 24th, 2009 06:33 am (UTC)
seriously, how many times have you posted this review? i know i've seen it on at least two other occasions in this community. is there a reason you keep posting it?
yurusumaji
Nov. 24th, 2009 06:35 am (UTC)
I never posted a review to this book - considering I only finished it a mere few minutes ago.

Someone else has reviewed this book and the author made a post to let people know it was available via Amazon a little while ago.
natane
Nov. 24th, 2009 06:43 am (UTC)
it looked identical to a review i've seen here twice before - i'd have to go back and check the wording but i'll assume i just mixed them up. i apologize.
yurusumaji
Nov. 24th, 2009 06:46 am (UTC)
I remember seeing someone review it here before. I probably just use a similar format to my posts. It's no big deal. ^_^

I swear I didn't copycat any reviews, either! Lol!
natane
Nov. 24th, 2009 06:49 am (UTC)
:) it's okay.
holy bejebus, are you in loversfaraway?
yurusumaji
Nov. 24th, 2009 06:52 am (UTC)
I used to be, but I have a mouth for making generalized jokes concerning men and women and the mod got mad at me. LOL. I left to be polite [plus hubbs has been home for a while now]. :)
natane
Nov. 24th, 2009 06:58 am (UTC)
yay, he's back :)
yes, i like the community but they are a bit... strict about that.
yurusumaji
Nov. 24th, 2009 07:00 am (UTC)
I can understand her stance and I'm ok with it. I just spout it without thinking and I didn't want to offend anyone, so I made a quiet exit. :)

Yep - he's back. ♥ Now we're just hoping his name doesn't show up on the list for this summer! DX
tea0box
Nov. 24th, 2009 06:47 am (UTC)
I'm assuming this has something of a "Watership Down" vibe? How similar are the two books, if you've read the former?
yurusumaji
Nov. 24th, 2009 06:51 am (UTC)
I actually haven't read Watership Down myself, but I have heard a lot of people compare the two as being similar. :) I would say this one is not so complicated as the latter though, considering what I know about the storyline of Watership Down [how much more complicated the culture of the rabbits is in the latter, compared to this one where they are much more like regular rabbits that we see all the time].
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