Richard Adam’s Watership Down

I started this book because of its mention in Mr. Koontz’s ‘Strange Highways.’

When Fiver tells his brother, Hazel, that their home warren is doomed, Hazel decides to take whatever rabbits are willing and leave before it is destroyed. After a few false starts, they find Watership Down, and the true beginning of their adventures.

This story was good. The application wasn’t. The author went on a few rabbit trails, pun not intended, and included some narrative that didn’t have much to do with the story. At least an hundred pages could’ve been cut without hurting the story.

My favorite scene was when General Woundwart stated: “Dogs are not dangerous.”

For all of my problems with the narrative, it was a good story and should be read.


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