Watership Down
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Watership Down
Richard Adams
Literature
Aug 27, 2018
One of the most phenomenal international bestsellers of the 1970s, Watership Down is an immersive saga that traverses great themes and feelings—courage, frailty, community, ecology, responsibility, friendship, love—while holding readers on the edge of their metaphorical seats. And oh, yes—it’s a 500-page novel about rabbits. The novel relates the exploits of a small band of unsure but intrepid rabbits who, under threat from encroaching human development, leave their familiar warren and set out across the English Downs in search of a new home. The characters of the rabbit protagonists are convincingly drawn, and the sweep of the action that carries them through encounters with predators, unfriendly terrain, and bad weather—to say nothing of fear, fatigue, despair, and other dangerous states of body and mind—is irresistible.
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Oct 28, 2018
This book made me sob, ugly cry and everything inbetween. I think teenagers should be forced to read it because it develops compassion.
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Oct 28, 2018
This is a truely original book, and beautifully written.
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Oct 28, 2018
Engrossing human-animal story, akin to Charlotte's Web and Animal Farm
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Oct 30, 2018
It has been over thirty years since I read Watership Down... and high time I re-read it. As another poster said, it teChes kindness and compassion. Plus it has given me one if my favorite words: tharn. Kind of like Grok. Both great words that embody so much.
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Nov 21, 2018
I loved this book. It's original, funny, and heartbreaking.
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This was a set book for English at school and suffered the fate of being sliced up and analysed, so that it lost its life.
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since I first read this when I was much younger, I remember never having thought about life from another creature's perspective in the past. Of course there are so many deep levels to this wondrous book, but I will never forget my first exposure to it.
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I loved it and it is also my daughter’s favorite book.
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Read it, loved it.
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Although I hate rabbits (they are considered vermin in Australia and have done massive damage to the environment), the story is gripping and entertaining.
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Watership Down has been a favorite of mine since my Dad read it aloud to me when I was perhaps 5 or 6. It stands up to multiple readings!
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A book that I’ll never forget.
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