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Survival follows 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. El ahrairah your people cannot rule the world for I will not have it so All the world will be your enemy Prince with a Thousand Enemies and whenever they catch you they will kill you But first they must catch you digger listener runner prince with the swift warning Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyedWhen Fiver a seer is overcome with a vivid dream of mass destruction He tries to convince the rabbits in charge of the validity of his vision They are dismissive but one rabbit named Hazel does believe him They convince nine other bucks to leave the warren with them Driven by fear and curiosity they begin an odyssey that if Homer had been fortunate enough to hear about would have given him another epic story to tell for a few copper coins in the town suare Hazel finds out he is a natural leader and through courage luck and Macguveresue skills manages to bring his troop through the thickets of a new and dangerous world They meet other warrens of rabbits with society aberrations that made them unpalatable for amalgamation Given the way that Richard Adams portrayed these rigid social constructs I came away with the feeling that he was somewhat anti government He seemed to be advocating that a looser structure of co existence will lead to happier rabbitspeople Speaking of that even though these rabbits did take on some human characteristics I never really thought of them as people I was convinced I was reading a book about rabbits not rabbits with human faces That to me is a major achievement and at the same time in the early pages made me feel like I was reading a book at a reading level below my comfort zone Rabbits are relatively simple animals and Adams adhered to that principle for most of the book Cleverness was a revered trait among warren colonies and is reflected in their stories of past accomplishments by legendary rabbits These stories passed down orally from generation to generation provided a collective source of cunning skills that are applied to situations beyond the natural experiences of our erstwhile heroes It doesn t take long for the all male colony to realize that if they want kittens They must have DOES They were in such a hurry to escape the warren that they forgot to bring the mystical other half necessary for reproduction They came to the same conclusion that tribal units have come to for thousands of years If they don t have something they need than they need to liberate it from someone else The Efrafa warren is governed by General Woundwart He is a brutal militaristic leader who rules his burrow with an iron fist The Efrafa happen to have a plethora of DOES and Hazel and his band of intrepid bunnies believe they are clever enough with the help of some unusual allies to coax away enough DOES to insure the survival of their fledgling society This sets up one of the most pulse pounding showdowns I ve read in a long time Displaying the courage of the defenders of the Alamo and the steadfastness of the Spartans at the battle of Thermopylae I found myself glowing with the pride of a participant white knuckles and all as the Watership Down rabbits defend their home The thing about this book is that you have to hang in there I have started and stopped this book a handful of times but several reviews on goodreads convinced me I was giving up on the book too soon At about page 70 I could feel my eyes looking over with longing at the stack of books waiting in the wings As the pages stacked up I started to care about this band of brothers I wish that I had read it in time to have shared it with my kids There is much to be discussed especially in regards to how societies are structured about courage about friendship about thinking outside the box and about the importance of how we conduct ourselves within our own warrentownship If you have kids young enough read it to them It will heighten the experience for you and them I ve already got this logged as a book to read to my grandchildrensome dayin the distant futureafter my kids graduate collegeget great jobsmeet their soulmatesand have kids that love to curl up in their grandfather s lap for a tale that may help shape the people they become RIP Richard Adams May 9th 1920 December 24th 2016If you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at Ill Be Yours for Christmas (Harlequin Blaze, your people cannot rule the world for I will not have it so All the world will be If Wishes Were...Daddies you they will kill Putting Out of Your Mind you digger listener runner prince with the swift warning Be cunning and full of tricks and Under the Knife / Whistleblower your people shall never be destroyedWhen Fiver a seer is overcome with a vivid dream of mass destruction He tries to convince the rabbits in charge of the validity of his vision They are dismissive but one rabbit named Hazel does believe him They convince nine other bucks to leave the warren with them Driven by fear and curiosity they begin an odyssey that if Homer had been fortunate enough to hear about would have given him another epic story to tell for a few copper coins in the town suare Hazel finds out he is a natural leader and through courage luck and Macguveresue skills manages to bring his troop through the thickets of a new and dangerous world They meet other warrens of rabbits with society aberrations that made them unpalatable for amalgamation Given the way that Richard Adams portrayed these rigid social constructs I came away with the feeling that he was somewhat anti government He seemed to be advocating that a looser structure of co existence will lead to happier rabbitspeople Speaking of that even though these rabbits did take on some human characteristics I never really thought of them as people I was convinced I was reading a book about rabbits not rabbits with human faces That to me is a major achievement and at the same time in the early pages made me feel like I was reading a book at a reading level below my comfort zone Rabbits are relatively simple animals and Adams adhered to that principle for most of the book Cleverness was a revered trait among warren colonies and is reflected in their stories of past accomplishments by legendary rabbits These stories passed down orally from generation to generation provided a collective source of cunning skills that are applied to situations beyond the natural experiences of our erstwhile heroes It doesn t take long for the all male colony to realize that if they want kittens They must have DOES They were in such a hurry to escape the warren that they forgot to bring the mystical other half necessary for reproduction They came to the same conclusion that tribal units have come to for thousands of Warrior Rising (The Esri years If they don t have something they need than they need to liberate it from someone else The Efrafa warren is governed by General Woundwart He is a brutal militaristic leader who rules his burrow with an iron fist The Efrafa happen to have a plethora of DOES and Hazel and his band of intrepid bunnies believe they are clever enough with the help of some unusual allies to coax away enough DOES to insure the survival of their fledgling society This sets up one of the most pulse pounding showdowns I ve read in a long time Displaying the courage of the defenders of the Alamo and the steadfastness of the Spartans at the battle of Thermopylae I found myself glowing with the pride of a participant white knuckles and all as the Watership Down rabbits defend their home The thing about this book is that Mistress at a Price you have to hang in there I have started and stopped this book a handful of times but several reviews on goodreads convinced me I was giving up on the book too soon At about page 70 I could feel my eyes looking over with longing at the stack of books waiting in the wings As the pages stacked up I started to care about this band of brothers I wish that I had read it in time to have shared it with my kids There is much to be discussed especially in regards to how societies are structured about courage about friendship about thinking outside the box and about the importance of how we conduct ourselves within our own warrentownship If The Mediterranean Millionaires Mistress young enough read it to them It will heighten the experience for A Millionaire for Cinderella (In Love with the Boss you and them I ve already got this logged as a book to read to my grandchildrensome dayin the distant futureafter my kids graduate collegeget great jobsmeet their soulmatesand have kids that love to curl up in their grandfather s lap for a tale that may help shape the people they become RIP Richard Adams May 9th 1920 December 24th 2016If Tame A Wild Stallion you wish to see of my most recent book and movie reviews visit also have a Facebook blogger page at

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Librarian's note See alternate cover edition of ISBN13 9780380395866 hereSet in England's Downs a once idyllic rural landscape this stirring tale of adventure courage and. 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 simple problems They re complex and purposeful So if he didn t intend them then his unconscious certainly did I can t believe the literary merit of this work is entirely accidental Animals don t behave like men he said If they have to fight they fight and if they have to kill they kill But they don t sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures lives and hurting them They have dignity and animality This has a surprising amount of depth The story is a comment on the brutal nature of man and his careless attitude towards nature it is a suggestion that he kills for the sake of killing rather than out of a need for survival it is a statement that man is not in touch with nature like other animals but in spite of this he is redeemable and capable of the opposite as much as the apparent Indeed this can be seen with the little girl who saves Hazel the Rabbit s chief at the end of the novel So it s a bit than a basic children s fable This is one of those rare rare books that can be read by anyone regardless of age and taste in novels it really is a wonderful story that has the potential to be enjoyed by all Indeed there is a reason why very few people have not heard of Watership Down and it s not because this is just a tale of rabbits attempting to find a new home and survive That is the crux of the plot but not the limits of the scope of the novel It has the appearance of a children s novel in that it is an exciting adventure about rabbits but for an adult it has greater depth Moreover the novel uestions the artificial life that captive animals must endure and demonstrates that they should be at one with their true nature like the rabbits of this novel This for me is a rather deep observation Humans are a species that superimpose their ways on all other forms of life If the animals don t adapt then they die I m not going to go into the murky realms of morality but whatever you think about the treatment of animals this is a truism Humans destroy nature as they destroy most things I m sounding like a little bit of a misanthrope but again it s true Men will never rest till they ve spoiled the earth and destroyed the animals Regardless of what Richard Adams thinks his book is an allegory for many things He may not have intended this but the finished product clearly transcends his motives it has become a real work of literature One need only look at half the works in the literary cannon to see that the interpretations of these works rarely correspond with the author s intent and sometimes even directly oppose them Many critics even say the author isn t important and is just a mere vessel for the work If this is true then one needn t look any further than the wonderful tale of Watership Down for conformation This is a great book Postscript I found this gorgeous illustrated edition in Waterstones that I just had to buyI mean just look at it You can connect with me on social media via My Linktree Marriage by Deception you think about the treatment of animals this is a truism Humans destroy nature as they destroy most things I m sounding like a little bit of a misanthrope but again it s true Men will never rest till they ve spoiled the earth and destroyed the animals Regardless of what Richard Adams thinks his book is an allegory for many things He may not have intended this but the finished product clearly transcends his motives it has become a real work of literature One need only look at half the works in the literary cannon to see that the interpretations of these works rarely correspond with the author s intent and sometimes even directly oppose them Many critics even say the author isn t important and is just a mere vessel for the work If this is true then one needn t look any further than the wonderful tale of Watership Down for conformation This is a great book Postscript I found this gorgeous illustrated edition in Waterstones that I just had to buyI mean just look at it You can connect with me on social media via My Linktree

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They journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries to a mysterious promised land and a perfect society. 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 who have an elaborate if primitive society A group of rabbits leaves their warren when one of them Fiver who has second sight has visions of a disaster to come after failing to convince the head rabbit of the danger The rabbits have various adventures along the way to a new home on the top of Watership Down then adventures as they somewhat belatedly realize that oops they need some female rabbits to have a viable new warren Not having a lot of other options they decide to recruit them from another overcrowded warren a few miles away Efrafa which is led by the terrifying General Woundwort Hazel Fiver Bigwig and the gang may be taking on than they can handle The actual Watership Down a hill in Hampshire EnglandOn its surface this is a semi realistic story about the lives of wild rabbits well if rabbits could talk to each other using words But in the way of most good books it s about universal truths and about human concerns as much as animal ones Adams makes some good points about how people need to treat animals and the environment as well as each other with greater respect and decency The El ahrairah tales periodically told by the rabbits storytellers about the original king of rabbits a great Trickster underscore the events and themes of the novel and add a welcome dose of humorThe rabbits have distinct memorable personalities Hazel the uiet capable leader Fiver the seer Blackberry the intelligent problem solver Bigwig the rough and tumble chief of their Owsla police Bluebell the jokester and others They have their own language called Lapine Lapine words are used freuently in this story and I m proud to say that by halfway through it I could understand the words Silflay hraka u embleer rah Eat shit you stinking chief without the need to consult the glossary at the end I read this a couple of times when I was in my teens or twenties and adored it but my buddy read with the Cool Classics Pantsless group was my first read of it in many many years It gets rather slow in parts Adams sometimes gets a little carried away with the detailed descriptions of scenery but I really do think this novel is a work of art and a well deserved classic


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

  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 mean

  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 this world of rabbits where they talked of their fears of things they needed to get done the great camaraderie between

  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

  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 with a Thousand Enemies and whenever they catch you they will kill you But first they must catch you

  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 tha

  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

  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 Prince of a Thousand enemies And when they catch you they will kill you But first they mus

  9. says:

    Watership Down is a classic fantasy novel written in 1972 that originated in stories told by Richard Adams to his daughter

  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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