Watership Down by Richard Adams(80 ratings)
|Submitted by Mr. Review |
This book is--- beautiful, intense, and dramatic. I don't know where to begin but the unique characters, Fiver the visionary, Bigwig the fighter, Hazel the leader, Blackberry the clever, Dandelion the athletic story-teller, Speedwell, who, along with Hawk-bit is quite stupid, Hawk-bit also a strange rabbit, and Silver the quiet one. the villains and sidekicks too have a great character in this book too, General Wound-wort and his Efreferan Owslafa, but the General the blood thirsty-insane GIGANTIC rabbit, and Cowslip and his warren. Another great thing about this great book is the poetic descriptions, mainly seen in the begining and very end. of course there are also the great descriptive fights. The stories told are of Frith, Rabscuttle, and El-Hrairah the legendary heroes of Lepine Religion (rabbit religion). I recomend this book to people who read and liked "Redwall" and "Earagon".
|Submitted by Pete |
I have only read one Richards Adams book, Watership Down. At first I was sceptical that it would appeal to me, I was an adult and it was about rabbits! But once started, I could not put it down and read it all in two late night sittings. It was so gripping I really did have trouble putting it down. This is not a cliché it was true I really needed to be fresh the following morning as I had to be up at six the next day, but despite that I did not get to bed until two AM.
|Submitted by Anonymous |
This is a fascinating story of a colony of rabbits (called a warren) in England, seen from their point of view. It is not a light, sweet story, but full of politics, laws, betrayals, survival, danger and the true way of the world.