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The Year of the Angry Rabbit

3.62  ·  Rating Details  ·  37 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Mutant rabbits wreak havoc on Australia.
hardcover, 180 pages
Published 1965 by Norton (first published 1964)
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Jennifer
Oct 08, 2009 Jennifer rated it really liked it
This is a fun, light read, a political/social satire from the 60's with some inspired jokes and good lines. The rabbits who begin and end the story aren't really the point of the book; it's much more about the corruption of power and the games politicians play even when they shouldn't.

The book is much better than I expected it to be; I picked it up after seeing "Night of the Lepus" (movie) and noticing that the film is based on this book. There's is only a casual similarity. The film is a strai
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
The book isn't bad--mutant rabbits wreak havoc in Australia. I don't, however, recommend the movie-- which had little to do with the book, and in which you could clearly see that the "rabbits" were actually dogs with bunny tails and ears!
Michael Hall
Nov 12, 2012 Michael Hall rated it liked it
An amusing satire of social and political corruption with Australia as a superpower leading the world. Includes mutant rabbits.
Barak
Mar 08, 2012 Barak rated it liked it
This is a typical Australian satire, mocking both Australia and global politics. The characters in the book, though not developed in any depth, are still as deep as they should, which is, in this kind of book, the "deep" of politics and politicians.

The plot, despite being far-fetched and completely unrealistic is still charming and even consistent, and the story itself is ingrained with a lot of good Australian humour.

The only drawback I can think of is that at some point, somewhere along the se
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John McGhee
May 22, 2016 John McGhee rated it really liked it
A quick read: punchy and funny satire of the future.
Fishface
This book is the basis of the B-picture "Night Of The Lepus," but I'm not sure why. This turns out to be a delightful fictional satire of Australian politics. Featuring giant, man-eating rabbits with great sharp teeth, which I think improves any novel.
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