Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Probably one of the most well written books I've ever read is "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH" by Robert C. O'Brien. The ability of the book to suck you in and keep you interested until the very end is rare and even more rare is the ability to keep you interested every time you read it, not just the first time. This book won the 1972 Newbery Medal. While a lot of books that receive awards really aren't that good, this is one of those rare exceptions. It really is an amazing book.
After his death, Robert C. Obrien's daughter wrote two sequels: "Rasco and the Rats of NIMH" and "R-T, Margaret and the Rats of NIMH". These sequels are HORRIBLE. Do NOT read them. They are an insult. The only reason I mention them is to warn you away.
The Secret of NIMH". While parts of the film are quite good, it overall falls flat as they made several major changes to the plot. One major character gets killed, another is turned into a villain and they also threw a silly magic amulet into the mix. Overall it was very disappointing. Just read the book and forget about the sequels and movie.
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