Tales from Watership Down (Watership Down #2)
Tales From Watership Down begins with some of the great folk stories well known to all rabbits. Then we listen in as Dandelion, the rabbits' master storyteller, relates the thrilling ...more
The first half of the book is simply stories from the rabbits' mythology. And yes, they are entertaining, but it is very boring to have to sit through story after story with no context in the bigger story. Because for the first half of the book, there is no story. It was Adams saying, "Hey, I had more El-ahrairah stories than I could fit in the first book. I think I'll just throw them in this one.
The title is misleading. Only the second half of the book is devoted to Tales from Watership Down -- several new stories about Hazel-rah, Fiver, Bigwig, and the others. The first part of the book is comprised of rabbit folklore, legends of El-Ahrairah, Prince of a Thousand Enemies. I skipped that first half.
For WD fans, these tale ...more
Except that the "we" in the novel is, in fact, a warren of rabbits.
Here, Adams asks his r ...more
The third part concerns some of the events following 'Watership Down ...more
I really enjoyed part 3 which provided some updates on events that happened after the en of Watership Down. I really liked these stories and I loved revisiting old characters. However I found some of the time lines a bit ...more
The original Watership Down is one of those wonderful works that appeals to readers both young and old. The story of a group of rabbits on an adventure into unfamiliar yards, farms, and fields made for an imaginative, captivating journey. This latest work follows the aftermath of the original's climactic ending and includes the rabbits' retelling of various myths associated with their rabbit-hood, plus some new twists and developments. This is a captivating introduction to Ada...more
Part 1 are additional tales of rabbit legend El-ahrairah - mythical derring-do's - the nearest human equivalent I can think of would be Hang Tuah. There were couple of stories told of his adventures in the original book (Watership Down) but I figure, some readers must have been clamoring for more. So here they are.
I personally prefer Part 3 which had more stories of the rabbits of Watership Down after the events of the first book ...more
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