Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Watership Down (book review)

Watership Down, by Richard Adams, is the story of a warren of doomed rabbits and how an individual, Fiver, has a vision of death and destruction that will come to them. His brother, Hazel, tries to warn the Chief Rabbit. However, the Chief Rabbit won't believe him. Hazel and Fiver, along with a few other bucks, set off to found a new warren. Along the way, they face badgers, foxes, humans, and other obstacles. Even when the rabbits finally find the perfect place for a new home, they must find does, or their journey will have been in vain.

This was a remarkable story of friendship and adventure. The rabbit characters were very similar to human characters, each with his or her own unique personality. I was sad when it was finished, and at moments I couldn't put it down!

I give this book 9 out of 10 stars.


Jeff S. said...

I really enjoyed this book growing up as well. Have you ever seen the animated movie as well? I recommend it too if you haven't seen it.

Nymeth said...

I completely agree with your rating, and like you I was sad when I finished it. Richard Adams revisited the characters in a book called "Tales From Watership Down", which I'm really looking forward to reading.

Debi said...

Jeff S.--

I haven't seen the movie yet, but I hope I can sometime!


I didn't know that he wrote another book about Watership Down! I hope I can find it and read it sometime soon!


Carl V. said...

I cannot believe as famous as this book is that I have neither read it nor seen the film. Bad me!

Debi said...

Carl V.--

I think you would like this one!


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