Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Watership Down by Richard Addams
The name is misleading. To me it sounds like it should be about some Naval battle. Perhaps this is because as an American I don't use the term down to describe topography and if I were to name a location I'd probably go with grassy or some other adjective. It's actually a book about a group or rabbits who leave their Warren to go start a new one and the various events that happen to them. It sounds very simple but it's simple in the way any struggle for basic existence is simple. In the end you are left with a new perspective on nature. It makes Rabbits majestic. It is one of my favorite books. I've read it over and over. I used to have a copy but my rabbits ate it.