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Watership Down

Reviewing: Richard Adams Watership Down  |  Rating:
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This is one of the most amazing books I have ever read, and I have read a LOT of books. Who knew a story about rabbits could be so good? This really isn't your average tale about Fluffy and Thumper; this is a psychologically and emotionally complex book that stays in your mind long after you've put it down. It tells the tale of a small group of rabbits who have to leave their home and find a new safe haven. Hazel, the protagonist, is able to convince (with help from his disturbed brother) a small group of friends that something terrible is about to befall their home warren. They go through experiences that would cause most people to wet themselves, in order to make a new life for themselves somewhere safe. I will warn the sensitive folks out there that this book might be a bit disturbing, especially if you interpret the bunny story to be an allegory for the holocaust. Yes, cute little furry bunnies die in horrible ways, but their deaths are necessary in order to forward the plot. Give this book a try. I personally think that it has been largely ignored by the literary world and that is a tragedy worse than a pile of dead bunnies.