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Watership Down by Richard Adams
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Jan 29, 10

bookshelves: logan-later, speculative-fiction, own-hb, read-multiple-times, kid-lit, classic
Read in January, 1977

I was pretty sure I reviewed this, but my review seems to have been vaporized. I read this book when I was 12 and my family life was in upheaval. I loved it for its ability to whisk me away from the real world and I felt a real sympathy for the rabbits having to leave their beloved home and go on a not-always-pleasant search for a new one. Please note that there is a glossary of the rabbit "language" in the back! Due to my age, I'd never heard of such a thing in a novel and I spent waaayy too much time paging backward to find the footnotes that defined terms on their first mention. I have re-read it from time to time and while I'll never love it as much as I did, i still think it's a great adventure story. Sadly, I didn't like any of his other books. If you liked this book, you'd probably love William Horwood's "Duncton Wood" and its sequels.

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Austen to Zafón I first read this when I was 11 and I loved it! I didn't realize until the end that there was a glossary of the rabbit language & I had spent tons of time trying to flip back to find the right footnotes! I read it a few years ago and still found the characters engaging and the adventures exciting and I think now I appreciate the rabbit folklore stories more. Sadly, I didn't like any of other of Adams's stories.

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