“Watership Down” by Richard Adams Review


Watership Down

Author: Richard Adams

Release Date: November 1972

I’ve always wanted to read this book but just now got around to it. I was anticipating something like Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh where the animals behaved more like people. Instead the book was written in such a way that all of animals were limited in what they could do or understand (with the exception being language between animals).

This made for a compelling story through anthropomorphics, made all the more interesting when the perspective switches to humans momentarily at the end. The characters were diverse enough it wasn’t redundant hearing rabbits discuss problems (Big Wig in particular was very fun). Definitely a book I could see appealing to a wide range of readers.



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