My favorite book ever!!! 10/5!!! My favorite chars are Blackberry, Hyzenthlay, and Campion!
This is the best book that I've ever read. I deeply enjoy the suspense and excitement. This is a book that i will read over and over.
I read this for the "An Allegorical Book" part of my 2019 reading challenge. I really enjoyed it, the rabbits have great personalities and it reminds me a lot of Duncton Wood.
Possibly one of the greatest books ever written. I listened to the audiobook first, the narrator really brought the whole world to life. A magical work that brings you into the world of rabbits with their myth and politics. Amazing story telling and adventure, I found myself very invested in their quest. Should be read by everyone before they die.
If you like the Red Wall series of brave mice and other creatures, you will love this. I began with the wonderful audio version, but ran out of time and finished with the print version. The advantage to each version: The audio provides an excellent foreword with the author explaining how the tales came about and his use of onomatopoeia in creating the lapin language. The audio version was particularly good with the foreigners, a gull and a mouse, who speak pidgin rabbit. The book contains a helpful glossary of rabbit language as well as a map.
The characters include Fiver, a small rabbit who sense things in dreams and predicts evil; Hazel, the planner, and Bigwig, the loveable fighter.
Read again after nearly 40 years. Still a great read with relevance in today's world.
A wonderful book...about rabbits. This is not a children's book, despite the subject matter. Cleverly written, Watership Down covers a number of adult themes. Each time I read it I enjoy it...and wonder how many pet rabbits get named Hazel or Strawberry because of Adams' imagination?
Amazing story! Comparable to Lord of the Rings in adventure and descriptions. The characters are complex and interesting, and the plot is multilayered. Both older kids and adults can enjoy this story.
This isn't exactly a comment by definition. But it is a testament to the story.
I received the hardbound... (heaviest, but more importantly, the most durable)... edition as a graduation gift long ago, by someone who knew me well. After casually opening it for the first time and reading a few pages, I realized this book was to be savored. I would only open it again, well into the midst of the many backpacking treks I took every opportunity to embark on, back then.
The deep wilds allow my imagination a vividity, like nowhere else can.
Looking back, I have much more clarity in the memories of particular chapters, than for the grandly-epic settings I trudged for days to attain....
......just to hunker into some nook....
... so I could fervently return to Hazel and Fiver's even greater adventure!
~RIP Mr. Adams~
I am sorry it took me all this time to read Watership Down!! I was taken in by the first few pages and didn't stop until I was finished. It is a great story about life, family, and what is really important.
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Chronicles the adventures of a group of rabbits searching for a safe place to establish a new warren where they can live in peace.
Rabbits attack and bite each other, and one character is caught in a snare and nearly chokes to death. Another character's ears are ripped to shreds by other rabbits.