Watership Down

Watership Down

Book - 1974
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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.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, [1974, c1972]
ISBN: 9780060935450
0060935456
9780380002931
0380002930
Characteristics: ix, 429 p. : maps ; 24 cm

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Booker77
Feb 12, 2020

Reminded me of Clockwork Orange with rabbits. Took 42 years to read in two weeks.

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KatieSkarlette
Jan 13, 2020

Simply put, this is my favorite book of all time. I first read it in elementary school (although I don't recommend it for most young children due to the themes, violence, and vocabulary level) and have re-read it many times since. Depending on what stage of life I'm in, I get something new and different out of it each time. On the surface, it's some rabbits going on an adventure. As I've matured and broadened my horizons, I've uncovered a wealth of other threads running through the book: bravery, community, leadership, starting over, recovering, mourning, utopia and dystopia, resisting fascism, war, peace, aging, family, hope, and more. And that's the beauty of Watership Down: you can read it on so many levels. The characters (expecially Hazel, Fiver, and Bigwig) are like old friends I never tire of revisiting, and Woundwort is one of the most intimidating villains I've encountered. Watership Down is a true epic, and writing this review reminds me that I'm overdue to dig out my much-loved, underlined, dog-eared paperback copy and re-(re-re-re-re-re-re)read it again.

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Pearlstorm
Nov 01, 2019

I loved this book!

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Nigiri
Sep 27, 2019

General Woundwart: Epic and terrifying. So glad my pet rabbits have never taken after him.

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Zekdeck
Sep 26, 2019

I enjoyed this book.
There are a lot of characters sometimes to many to remember.
The pacing in some parts isn't the greatest but overall its a good book.

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DragonLordOfFire
Mar 10, 2019

My favorite book ever!!! 10/5!!! My favorite chars are Blackberry, Hyzenthlay, and Campion!

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veggieboy
Feb 02, 2019

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.

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Linyarai
Jan 22, 2019

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.

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strangebasis
Nov 27, 2018

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.

JCLJoyceM Jun 13, 2018

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.

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Rubilil thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 14

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gomiami1972
Mar 14, 2018

gomiami1972 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Aug 26, 2017

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FavouriteFiction Sep 30, 2009

Chronicles the adventures of a group of rabbits searching for a safe place to establish a new warren where they can live in peace.

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Dragonrat703
Oct 14, 2017

Violence: 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.

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gomiami1972
Mar 14, 2018

Going tharn.

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