Watership Down

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  • Title: Watership Down
  • Author: RichardAdams
  • ISBN: 9780027000306
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Hardcover
Watership Down

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About “RichardAdams

  • RichardAdams

    Adams was born in Newbury, Berkshire From 1933 until 1938 he was educated at Bradfield College In 1938 he went up to Worcester College, Oxford to read Modern History On 3 September 1939 Neville Chamberlain announced that the United Kingdom was at war with Germany In 1940 Adams joined the British Army, in which he served until 1946 He received a class B discharge enabling him to return to Worcester to continue his studies for a further two years 1946 48 He took the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1948 and of Master of Arts in 1953 2 He was a senior civil servant who worked as an Assistant Secretary for the Department of Agriculture, later part of the Department of the Environment, from 1948 to 1974 Since 1974, following publication of his second novel, Shardik, he has been a full time author.He originally began telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters, Juliet and Rosamund, and they insisted he publish it as a book It took two years to write and was rejected by thirteen publishers When Watership Down was finally published, it sold over a million copies in record time in both the United Kingdom and the United States Watership Down has become a modern classic and won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children s Fiction Prize in 1972 To date, Adams best known work has sold over 50 million copies world wide, earning him than all his other books put together.As of 1982, he was President of the RSPCA.He also contested the 1983 general election, standing as an Independent Conservative in the Spelthorne constituency on a platform of opposition to fox hunting.

978 thoughts on “Watership Down

  • 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 hardest, most straight up thug homies Zachary and Dustin to bring me some of their books and this was one of them I had just watched a show on AE about WWII naval battles so I couldn t WAIT to read Watership Down I love sea stories, man overboard and off the port bow and aye aye cap n all that stuff so I pulled my hat down and started reading This bo [...]

  • The premise of Watership Down may sound ridiculous To put it simply it s the story of a bunch of rabbits who leave their comfortable but doomed home,and try to make a new and better one, a couple of square miles away It should be ridiculous Come on bunnies Oh, but it s not ridiculous at all It is epic Distance, as we measure it, is irrelevant What a human arrogant lord of the earth traverses without a thought in just a few strides, is a vast and terror filled expanse to a ten inch tall animal at [...]

  • 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 the [...]

  • 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 each and every one of them They were all so brave I loved them all I had a soft spot mostly for Hazel, Fiver, and Bigwig I even loved Kehaa [...]

  • 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 that would appeal to anyone but a preteen But the fact of the matter is this is a great story, full of rich characters, a deep if occasionally erroneous understanding of things lapine, and it can reach moments of depth and profundity that the movie of the same title does not even begin to hint at I was actually introduced to this book in one of the best way [...]

  • 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 destroyed When 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 d [...]

  • 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 down In all honesty, it seemed like it was going to be too babyish for me I mean come on, bunnies though Seriously About a week ago I got to a point where I didn t have anything else to read so there I was, staring pensively at my obese bookshelf, thinking about reading Lord of the Rings for the 12th time, when I noticed Watership Down poking its cute little bunny face out [...]

  • 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 24 7 This is one of the most badass books I have ever read, and I have rea [...]

  • 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 must catch you digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warning Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed Watership Down began as an impromptu entertainmen [...]

  • All the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand enemies And when 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 will never be destroyed.This is my all time favorite book.ough some of my love for this book may be an emotional attachment to the time in my life when it was read for the first time Before this book, my parents used to read to me at bedtime on my ownEloise, [...]

  • I read this book an age ago Maybe 40 years ago the first time.Lots 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, or literally, wearing waistcoats and top hats We only need to look to Wind in the Willows or Beatrix Potter for examples.Obviously some level of making the animals human is required I suspect a rabbit s true inner monologue would be rather dull even if it could be p [...]

  • I think there are generally two classes of people when it comes to this book those who see beyond the surface and love it, and those who just don t get it and wonder how anyone can praise a silly book about talking rabbits.Given my rating of it, I obviously fall into the former group On the surface this is an engaging tale about a group of outcast rabbits who leave their warren at the promptings of one of their fellows who is able to foresee a great catastrophe on the horizon Their adventures ar [...]

  • REVISION DAMN YOU, 2016, STOP THE MADNESS watership down 2016 12 27 ORIGINAL DAMN YOU, WATERSHIP DOWN, STOP MAKING ME CRY When I was in school, the teachers played the movie version the one with Art Garfunkel songs, Zero Mostel as the bird, and a bevy of well respected English actors providing voice overs of this epic drama of courageous rabbits and us kids just bawled The sadness, she was too much It s been 30, maybe 35 years on since then and I figured, despite the tears, I have fond memories [...]

  • I remember when Watership Down was first published in 1972 It was a novel by an unknown English author, Richard Adams All of a sudden the book Watership Down was absolutely everywhere and people were reading it on buses, trains, park benches all over the place It captured everybody s imagination Six years later the animated film came out, and it all happened all over again If, glancing at the cover, you asked any of those readers Is this a book about rabbits the answer would be a hesitant yes Ye [...]

  • It s got nothing much to do with this book, but I want to tell my rabbit story Feel free to disbelieve me if you must, but it s actually true I know the person it happened to quite well, though I have changed names and other particulars in order to protect the innocent and not so innocent.So, many years ago, my friend let s call her Mary used to have a dog let s call him Rover She lived next door to a family whose five year old girl let s call her Anna had a rabbit let s call him Fluffy Anna was [...]

  • Every conversation I have ever had about this book Me Really You haven t read Watership Down You Nope Me Read it It s beautiful A work of touching, thoughtful genius You What s it about Me Never mind that, it s a stunning book Just read it You ll love it You So it s a naval theme then Like a Das Boot y book Or a Titanic style story Me Well no, its , well, it s based on land In England Seriously though, Richard Adams is a hell of a storyteller You Oh OK, so a ship runs aground and it s like a sur [...]

  • There is an ongoing discussion on about whether or not your friends opinions of books influences your own when writing reviews Prior to this book, I would have said not really Possibly because many of my friends have similar tastes in books With Watership Down, my first instinct was to assail this book Mock it mercilessly But in my long list of friends, the question seemed to be Is it a great book or is it the best book ever Now this will not be a favorite for me, but it did give me pause about [...]

  • We do not take moonlight for granted It is like snow, or like the dew on a July morning It does not reveal but changes what it covers And its low intensity so much lower than that of daylight makes us conscious that it is something added to the down, to give it, for only a little time, a singular and marvelous quality that we should admire while we can, for soon it will be gone again Watership Down follows the story of a group of rabbits who are in search of a new home after they escape the dest [...]

  • I announce with trembling pleasure the appearance of a great story In 1972, an unknown British novelist named Richard Adams published his debut novel with a rather misleading title, Watership Down After being rejected 13 times by various publisher it was finally accepted by Rex Collings, a one man company which worked on a shoestring and couldn t pay Adams any advance, but had important connections in the London literary scene and made sure that it was read by everyone who mattered Rex Collings [...]

  • Actually, I do not give this book a 5 It is worth much This book is a classic for a reason Read it, buy it, read it to your children, give it to your children Seriously, if you have not read this book yet, READ IT NOW It is about rabbits It is also about bravery, warlords, leadership, sacrifice, adventures, spies, friendship, rescue missions and so much This is not the first time I ve read this book and it certainly won t be the last Don t miss out on this stunning adventure ETA Older children [...]

  • Watership Down is a modern classic that has sold over 50 million copies worldwide.Watership Down is my 3rd favorite book of all time behindGone with the Wind andIn a Dark Wood Wandering A Novel of the Middle Ages I ve tremendously enjoyed re reading this wonderful book again.Author Richard Adams love of nature and knowledge of English flora and fauna made it so easy to enter the imaginary world of WD to the point of even being able to sniff the flowers and enjoy the scenery.The delightful and ch [...]

  • 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 leave their warren when one of them, Fiver, who has second sight, has visions of a disaster to come They have various adventures along the way to a new home on the top of Watership Down, then adventures as they somewhat bel [...]

  • I m 100 pages in, and this book is as boring as they come So many indistinguishable rabbits hopping around eating various types of green things in the ground I try to read on it during my lunch break, but I find that I d always rather do anything than start back on this book Is it a rule that classics have to be boring Do books become classics because they are boring and someone has decided that it s a mark of high class to read boring books Oh, god, please let this book get better since there a [...]

  • Onvan Watership Down Watership Down, 1 Nevisande Richard Adams ISBN 038039586X ISBN13 9780380395866 Dar 478 Safhe Saal e Chap 1972

  • I had started this before but shelved it for than 8 years Worth the wait Now, without that adolescent sense of awe, I do not share Donnie Darko s fascination with it though Joy Division for sure will never go out of style Yes, because I associate it with my formative hellish years, I think I made a bigger deal about getting through this than I should have In reality, it is actually a Tolkienesque experiment personifying rabbits As a reader you feel for the critters their warren seems like an ex [...]

  • When I was very young I was taken to see this movie that my parents probably thought would have cute, comical bunnies in it Thusly I was exposed to disturbing images of fields of blood, extreme bunny bunny violence and weird, floaty and somehow scary black rabbitsere was also an alarmingly bad song called Bright Eyes The whole thing was incomprehensible and scary and I didn t like it And the song was everywhere for weeksZillions of years later the scars have healed and I eventually get round to [...]

  • Masterful and enchanting, a timeless classic of children s literature likely to be rewarding for most humans of the biped variety I always avoided it, thinking why read some cutesy tale about goddam wimpy rabbits when I could have a glorious adventure with The Lord of the Rings , fight the evil French with Captain Horatio Hornblower, or be a space cadet in a Heinlein tale Who could imagine that such fearful little vegetarian critters could work together under the right leaders to conquer their p [...]

  • Watership Down is not a children s book It s a everyman s book Every animal, too Anyone with a pulse and a beating heart that gives a shit about what is around them There s a lovely intro in a newer edition about how he wrote it with his children the stories started out a spur of the moment thing when prompted to tell them a story It s meant to be interactive in a makes you think and makes you feel way I certainly lose myself in this world whenever I reread it s funny how quickly I can disassoci [...]

  • How did I miss reading this book before now Watership Down was enchanting The robust character development and beautiful prose drew me in I could deeply feel the struggles and fear endured by these lovely creatures as the story progressed Hazel and his pal, Fiver, are not on the inside track of their community Fiver has visions, while other rabbits find him odd and his behavior distinctly off putting One day, Fiver has a strong visualization of a great danger coming to their little corner of the [...]

  • It was the summer of 1986 when, rumaging through the long unused bedrooms of my grandfather s house, I stumbled upon the book Watership Down At twelve, I was at that wonderful age when any book was a source of fascination rather than embarrassment, and so I sat upon my uncle s old bed and, in the dusty sunlight streaming through the window, began to read a book which would stay with me years later.Fiver, a small and nervous rabbit, is plaugued by visions of the coming destruction of Sandleford W [...]

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