Marder, Larry – Beanworld Book One


Beanworld Book One

I don’t know about you guys, but I forgot how good this series was. That’s what happens when there isn’t a new book for three years or so. If there’s anybody out there who doesn’t know what this series is all about, go to the website and read all about it. Trust me, it’s a lot easier than me trying to explain it. Anyway, it’s probably the most fully realized fantasy world around, at least that I’ve seen. He’s taken characters pulled completely from his brain over the course of his life and transformed them into a simple, efficient society. Everything has a purpose and a place in life, and there are always things to be done to bring order to their world. I have to tell you, when and if I do have kids, this is going to be one of the first things that I show them. This should go down as one of the better myths of our generation. It would if anybody read comics, anyway… There should be 50 of these books, but so far there are only 4. This one has the story of how the food chain became more efficient, how the beans helped their enemies to ensure the future of their species, and how the useless items in the four layers became useful after all. If all this sounds silly and frivolous, lighten up. This is fantasy at its very best and everyone should read at least one book of this. Some of you will hate it, sure, but for the rest of you (and for me) it’s a completely unique, priceless experience.

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