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Watership Down


"Watership Down" by Richard Adams is a true classic. This stirring tale of courage and survival against the odds has become one of the best-loved ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

My favorite book

by Vaughny on Oct 16, 2011

Not only is this my favorite book, but I've had two total strangers tell me it was their favorite book. Anyone who says it's just a simple fantasy is probably being a snob. Watership Down transcends genre. There are lines that make my hair stand up, just thinking about them, and passages that almost ("almost") bring tears to my eyes -- not sad tears, but tears because of camaraderie and sheer joy/excitement. It is a wonderful thing.


A classic

by Mellowww on Jul 19, 2010

This book is Adams' best, no contest. The film does not do the book justice, and the fact that it is about rabbits should not put you off, as it is by no means a kiddie's story. When I first tried to read it (aged 10) I found it too challenging, but now it is one of my favorites. Watership down follows the perilous journey of a group of rabbits who try to find the ideal place to build a new warren. But Adams doesn't simply record the journey. He tells it from the perspective of the humble rabbits, outlining not only their fears, but their beliefs about the world, humanity, and God. By the end you, as I have and do, sympathise with the creatures we discarded as another piece of potential roadkill, and consider how complex their lives could really be.


Great first book for a young person

by amabon on Mar 5, 2009

I read this book a couple years ago & loved it. It's an adventure story about a group of rabbits, but the twist is it's written from the rabbits' point of view. No "message" that I could detect- no ecology or right wing or left wing anything, just a great story. I got it for my 10 year old granddaughter, wasn't sure if she was old enough for a book not written for children, but she loved it. A great first adult book for a young person.


Timeless Classic

by twa90 on Jan 4, 2009

I read this the first time when I was in my teens. I am now in my fifties and still loved it the second time around. I hope there will be a 3rd time in my future.


Fine Tale of Imagination

by ghmus7 on Dec 3, 2007

This book is certainly one of the most unusual and imaginative ever written. Who would of thought that a rabbit warren could contain material for such drama and moving stories? Adams inhabits his created world of rabbits and their minds, so much that the reader is drawn into their lives as rabbits and their world becomes all important. This book is totally convincing. You won't ever look at rabbits the same way again!

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