John’s review of Watership Down (Watership Down, #1) > Likes and Comments

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message 1: by Abi (new)

Abi Ha, I think you mean 'lapine'. It's not about wolves.


message 2: by John (new)

John Thanks Abi! Yes, that was a rather bad mistype for a book about rabbits! The post has been corrected.


message 3: by Jacob (new)

Jacob I love that you recommend it to people with a vague interest in rabbits.


message 4: by Clyph (new)

Clyph Harrison I have loved this book for many years and this is the most well articulated comment I could have ever hoped to read for this gem of a book.


message 5: by J.J. (new)

J.J. Zep Red this as a kid and loved it, re-read it as an adult and loved it even more. The animated movie was great too.


message 6: by Amber (new)

Amber Great review! Very moving story indeed. I just have to admit that I believe that the lack of female characters is due to the fact that Adams based this story off of his time in the British Army during WWII. I highly doubt many women were seen on the battlefield during that time. A couple of characters (Hazel, Bigwig, and Keehar) were based off of soldiers Adams met during that time. I thought I'd just point that out.


message 7: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Wonderful review. If you had asked me at age 13 who was my favorite author, I would have answered a resounding: "Richard Adams." After having just revisited the book (now some 30 odd years later) and still enjoyed it as thoroughly, I look forward to perhaps reading more Richard Adams. There's something about making humans more human by portraying them as animals...the character development in this novel is just beautiful.


message 8: by Janith (new)

Janith Pathirage Immediately after reading the book I recommend to watch the movie too


message 9: by Kenan (new)

Kenan Curry The movie was terrible. Don't watch it. Please.
Also, I was 11 years old when I read it(turning 12 on the 19th), and IT WAS THE BEST BOOK EVERRRRRR!!!!! Next in line is The Door Within.


message 10: by Ruby (new)

Ruby Hulet I love this book so much and my favorite character is Big Wig. I have to admit that the movie sucks compared to the book. I also like Dandelion because he give you a sense of the rabits religion by telling wonderful stories. Overall this is such a great book and by reading this I feel I have a better look at rabbits then I used to.


message 11: by Kenan (new)

Kenan Curry Ruby wrote: "I love this book so much and my favorite character is Big Wig. I have to admit that the movie sucks compared to the book. I also like Dandelion because he give you a sense of the rabits religion by..."

I agree. Except, not only does the movie suck compared to the book, it sucks compared to every book I've ever read. It's not impressive compared to Elephant and Piggy!


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