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Llows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home Led by a stouthearted pair of friends they I read this book an age ago Maybe 40 years ago the first timeLots of authors have written animal stories but they tend to be cute little tales where the level of anthropomorphism is such that the rabbits or whatever are practically or literally wearing waistcoats and top hats We only need to look to Wind in the Willows or Beatrix Potter for examplesObviously some level of making the animals human is reuired I suspect a rabbit s true inner monologue would be rather dull even if it could be put into words But what Richard Adams achieved was something that kept his rabbits much closer to the real creatures from the details of their living uarters to the unvarnished truth that rabbits eat their own crap When Adams rabbits come into contact with humans we get a true sense of incomprehension of struggling to make sense of their activities and technology within the framework of a very different world viewWatership Down is a fat book containing a lot of story The warren has a history The rabbits as a species have a history stored in an oral tradition of stories about their gods and heroes Disaster visits our hero the rabbit Hazel who is neither the uickest strongest bravest or cleverest of his fellows and with a mixed band he sets out across Watership Down on a uestAdams gives each of the rabbits a uniue and interesting character from which much of the strength of this novel springs The dynamics in the group the strengthening friendships the teamwork used in overcoming challenges is all fascinating and even though the rabbits keep doing deeply rabbitty things it is hard not to think of them as people that you like and care about There are themes of duty fate friendship and love All human life is here On four furry feetThere is high drama combat even war This book will make chills run down your spine as one rabbit defends a run from another Rabbits Seriously think Gandalf stepping out into the balrog s path and declaring You shall not pass or Boromir standing alone against an orc horde There is in one fight scene a line that has its place high on the list of the best uotes of this sort from any book or film I know Delivered by a rabbit called Bigwig It sounds silly now but when you read it you won t think soIt would take a colder man than me not to cry at the end of this novel and possibly several places in betweenI finally got around to reviewing this book despite it being so long since I last read it because Richard Adams died recently aged 96 and it was best way I could think to commemorate himThis book is about rabbits but it is stuffed with beauty fear passion and excitement and it taught me a lot about life I commend it to your attention Join my 3 emails a year newsletter prizes

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Librarian's note See alternate cover edition of ISBNhereSet in England's Downs a once idyllic rural landscape this stirring tale of adventure courage and survival fo oh man this book totally tricked me I got a bad haircut one day so I needed to lay low for a few weeks Supercuts my ass Liars I called two of my hardest most straight up thug homies Zachary and Dustin to bring me some of their books and this was one of them I had just watched a show on AE about WWII naval battles so I couldn t WAIT to read Watership Down I love sea stories man overboard and off the port bow and aye aye cap n all that stuff so I pulled my hat down and started reading This book totally tricked me There weren t any torpedoes no anchors aweigh no old salts telling tales of sea serpents and sexy narwhals no peg legs no giant suid nothing It had rabbits This book totally tricked me Crazy thing is it was awesome Bigwig is the man The rabbit man Before I was even done I took down one of my Rick Springfield posters flipped it over and drew Bigwig protecting the rest of the warren my favorite part It came out wrong I can t draw so I kind of have a fat dog standing in a hole hanging on my wall but I don t care and I still I give this book FIVE STARS You should read it This book totally tricked me Love Rico SPOILER ALERT This book has no ships sinking or otherwise

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Journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries to a mysterious promised land and a perfect societ I started this book about 2 months ago got through the first 10 pages or so and I was not interested in continuing I put it down In all honesty it seemed like it was going to be too babyish for me I mean come on bunnies though Seriously About a week ago I got to a point where I didn t have anything else to read so there I was staring pensively at my obese bookshelf thinking about reading Lord of the Rings for the 12th time when I noticed Watership Down poking its cute little bunny face out at me I figured hey it s almost Easter so what the heck I might as well try it again So I picked Watership Down back up with the intent of giving it just a few pages Much to my surprise I was hooked image error


10 thoughts on “Watership Down

  1. says:

    oh man this book totally tricked me I got a bad haircut one day so I needed to lay low for a few weeks Supercuts my ass Liars I called two of my hardest most straight up thug homies Zachary and Dustin to bring me some of their books and this was one of them I had just watched a show on AE about WWII naval battles so I couldn't WAIT to read

  2. says:

    I don’t give a shit what Richard Adams says about his book because it simply isn’t true According to him in the preface of my edition this is just a story about rabbits Its intended purpose was to entertain his children in the car that’s fair enough but he also says there is no intentional allegorical meaning whatsoever I find this hard to believe The allegories in here are rich and meaningful They don’t just allude to si

  3. says:

    Slowly watching the new Netflix show Don’t want to cry too much at once Re read on audio is great Still truly wonderful sad OMG I can't believe it has taken me all of these years to read this book It was such a wonderful book There were some sad things but I was able to get through it I loved getting lost in th

  4. says:

    I read this book an age ago Maybe 40 years ago the first timeLots of authors have written animal stories but they tend to be cute little tales where the level of anthropomorphism is such that the rabbits or whatever are practically or literally wearing waistcoats and top hats We only need to look to Wind in the Willows or Beatrix Potter for

  5. says:

    El ahrairah your people cannot rule the world for I will not have it so All the world will be your enemy Prince

  6. says:

    Ok so it's a book about a bunch of rabbits traveling through a small stretch of English countryside As such it doesn't seem like something that would appeal to anyone but a preteen But the fact of the matter is this is a great story full of rich characters a deep if occasionally erroneous understanding of things lapine and it can reach moments of depth and profundity that the movie of the same title does not even begin to hint a

  7. says:

    I started this book about 2 months ago got through the first 10 pages or so and I was not interested in continuing I put it down In all honesty it seemed like it was going to be too babyish for me I mean come on bunnies thou

  8. says:

    In memory of Richard Adams 1920 2016 Some books have an amazingly unexplainable ability to transcend the purpose of their creation and take a leap into being an instant timeless classic “All the world will be your enemy Pr

  9. says:

    Watership Down is a classic fantasy novel written in 1972 that originated in stories told by Richard Adams to his daughters on long car drives It's kind of a pastoral fantasy based on anthropomorphized rabbits wh

  10. says:

    Most reviews I write just for the hell of it for my own records and if some people like them I am just happy as a lark For Watership Down however I am just a little bit ambitious I would like to convince people who feel averse to reading a novel for children about rabbits to drop their preconception and give this book a chance This is not a book about cute little bunnies running around eating carrots and being adorable 247 This is one of

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