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Watership Down
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January 1, 2010
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January 31, 2010

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Dec 30, 2010 Rosemary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this for the first time as a teenager, a few years after it came out, and loved it. Reading it again now I feel just the same. It probably helps that I knew the territory, having grown up on the other side of the Berkshire Downs. But the pacing of the story is great, and it has a lot to say about leadership, power and tyranny. I think it does that better than 'Animal Farm' ... although I have not yet reread that one.

It has attracted some criticism for the lack of female pioneers in the st
I read this as a middle-schooler in the early '80's and took the opportunity to revisit it 25+ years later. While I did feel a bit bogged down by all the description, this book was just as gripping for me as an adult as it was when I was a young adolescent. Between the creation of Lapine Language and the Lapine Folktales interwoven with the action, this book kept my attention. I especially like that my edition has an author's note in the front, so I learned that this book initially began as stor ...more
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