Trailer â Watership Down PDF by â Richard Adams

Trailer â Watership Down PDF by â Richard Adams I remember when Watership Down was first published in 1972 It was a novel by an unknown English author, Richard Adams All of a sudden the book Watership Down was absolutely everywhere and people were reading it on buses, trains, park benches all over the place It captured everybody s imagination Six years later the animated film came out, and it all happened all over again If, glancing at the cover, you asked any of those readersIs this a book about rabbitsthe answer would be a hesitant yes Yet if you then asked,So is it a children s bookthe answer would be a firmNoIt includes explicit details about warrens being gassed, rabbits snagged in barbed wire, about torture under a totalitarian regime, and descri I read this book an age ago Maybe 40 years ago the first time.
Lots of authors have written animal stories but they tend to be cute little tales where the level of anthropomorphism is such that the rabbits or whatever are practically, or literally, wearing waistcoats and top hats We only need to look to Wind in the Willows or Beatrix Potter for examples.
Obviously some level of making the animals human is required I suspect a rabbit s true inner monologue would be rather dull even if it could be put into words But what Richard Adams achieved was something that kept his rabbits much closer to the real creatures, from the details of their living quarters to the unvarnished truth that rabbits eat their own crap When Adams rabbits co Librarian S Note See Alternate Cover Edition Of ISBN HereSet In England S Downs, A Once Idyllic Rural Landscape, This Stirring Tale Of Adventure, Courage And Survival Follows A Band Of Very Special Creatures On Their Flight From The Intrusion Of Man And The Certain Destruction Of Their Home Led By A Stouthearted Pair Of Friends, They Journey Forth From Their Native Sandleford Warren Through The Harrowing Trials Posed By Predators And Adversaries, To A Mysterious Promised Land And A Perfect Society El ahrairah, your people cannot rule the world, for I will not have it so All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed When Fiver, a seer, is overcome with a vivid dream of mass destruction He tries to convince the rabbits in charge of the validity of his vision They are dismissive, but one rabbit named Hazel does believe him They convince nine other bucks to leave the warren with them Driven by fear and curiosity they begin an odyssey that if Homer had been fortunate enough to hear about, would have given him I started this book about 2 months ago, got through the first 10 pages or so and I was not interested in continuing I put it down In all honesty, it seemed like it was going to be too babyish for me I mean come on, bunnies though Seriously About a week ago I got to a point where I didn t have anything else to read so there I was, staring pensively at my obese bookshelf, thinking about reading Lord of the Rings for the 12th time, when I noticed Watership Down poking its cute little bunny face out at me I figured, hey, it s almost Easter, so what the heck, I might as well try it again So I picked Watership Down back up with the intent of giving it just a few pages Much to my surprise, I was hooked image error Ok, so it s a book about a bunch of rabbits traveling through a small stretch of English countryside As such, it doesn t seem like something that would appeal to anyone but a preteen But the fact of the matter is this is a great story, full of rich characters, a deep if occasionally erroneous understanding of things lapine, and it can reach moments of depth and profundity that the movie of the same title does not even begin to hint at I was actually introduced to this book in one of the best ways I can imagine a friend recorded the entire book on tape, and for a couple months I played the tapes of her reading a chapter or two just before I fell asleep each night My slow exposure to the book under ideal circumstances may have influenced my perceptions, but I can say on each subsequent rereading of the book I ve come to appreciate it You Most reviews I write just for the hell of it, for my own records and if some people like them I am just happy as a lark For Watership Down however, I am just a little bit ambitious I would like to convince people who feel averse to reading a novel for children about rabbits to drop their preconception and give this book a chance This is not a book about cute little bunnies running around eating carrots and being adorable 24 7 This is one of the most badass books I have ever read, and I have read books by Joe Abercrombie and George R.
R Martin More importantly this is simply one of the all time great reads in my humble estimation of course that will stay with the readers for the rest of their days Why, I have a memory like a sieve and I still remember it after all these years OK, I have just reread it so that helps Badass rabbits Credit LadyFiszi at Deviant Art It all starts with a psychi In memory of Richard Adams 1920 2016 Some books have an amazingly unexplainable ability to transcend the purpose of their creation and take a leap into being an instant timeless classicAll the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand enemies And when they catch you, they will kill you But first they must catch you digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warning Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyedWatership Down began as an impromptu entertainment for Adams two young daughters on long car trips an adventure of a migrating bunch of somewhat anthropomorphic but yet very rabbit like rabbits It is a story full of palpable love for English countryside, full of rabbity allegories of the variations of human societies and ideologies that nevertheless do not overshado

I don t give a shit what Richard Adams says about his book because it simply isn t true According to him, in the preface of my edition, this is just a story about rabbits Its intended purpose was to entertain his children in the car, that s fair enough, but he also says there is no intentional allegorical meaning whatsoever I find this hard to believe The allegories in here are rich and meaningful They don t just allude to simple problems They re complex and purposeful So if he didn t intend them, then his unconscious certainly did I can t believe the literary merit of this work is entirely accidentalAnimals 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 Th Slowly watching the new Netflix show Don t want to cry too much at once Re read on audio is great Still truly wonderful sad OMG I can t believe it has taken me all of these years to read this book It was such a wonderful book There were some sad things, but I was able to get through it I loved getting lost in this world of rabbits, where they talked of their fears, of things they needed to get done, the great camaraderie between each and every one of them They were all so brave I loved them all I had a soft spot mostly for Hazel, Fiver, and Bigwig I even loved Kehaar They were all so wonderful and such little hero s Even though the rabbits where going through all of these hardships I felt like I was taken back in time to a time of childhood and great things I guess it s hard to explain, but I m sure some of you know what I

Richard Adams

Trailer â Watership Down PDF by â Richard Adams Adams was born in Newbury, Berkshire From 1933 until 1938 he was educated at Bradfield College In 1938 he went up to Worcester College, Oxford to read Modern History On 3 September 1939 Neville Chamberlain announced that the United Kingdom was at war with Germany In 1940 Adams joined the British Army, in which he served until 1946 He received a class B discharge enabling him to return to Worc