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Sunday, January 7, 2018

This is not a book about cute little bunnies running around eating carrots

 

Animals don't behave like men,' he said. 'If they have to fight, they fight; and if they have to kill they kill. But they don't sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures' lives and hurting them. They have dignity and animality.”

"Watership Down" is much more than just a children's book with anthro-pomorphised rabbits in it. It's a story of exile, survival, heroism, leader-ship, political responsibility, and the making of a hero and a community.

It's a serious, even grim tale that many will find relentless and depressing and others will find poetic and moving. It doesn't pull any punches. Death -- violent, disturbing death -- is ever present.

A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over forty years, Richard Adams' spellbinding classic "Watership Down" remains one of the best-loved novels of all time.


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