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The Year of the Angry Rabbit

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Mutant rabbits wreak havoc on Australia.
hardcover, 180 pages
Published 1965 by Norton (first published 1964)
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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
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!
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
Michael Hall
An amusing satire of social and political corruption with Australia as a superpower leading the world. Includes mutant rabbits.
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