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Watership Down de Richard Adams
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Watership Down (1972 original; edició 1975)

de Richard Adams (Autor)

Sèrie: Watership Down (1)

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Chronicles the adventures of a group of rabbits searching for a safe place to establish a new warren where they can live in peace.
Membre:Carlson-Eastvold
Títol:Watership Down
Autors:Richard Adams (Autor)
Informació:Avon (1975), 478 pages
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Watership Down de Richard Adams (1972)

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Es mostren 1-5 de 444 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Sad story of rabbits and their society. Excellent writing. ( )
  chibitika | Sep 3, 2022 |
This quickly turned into one of my favorite books within the first few chapters. I'm a huge sucker for anything rabbits. I understand this isn't your typical rabbit story, but it's a lot more realistic compared to others; by realistic I mean it as well written and well researched. Most people think rabbits are these innocent creatures, but disturb them the wrong way and they will become violent. They may look small as well, but they are smart animals. Taught my last rabbit to return to me by calling her name "V.V." (short for Velvet Victoria).

Another thing I really liked about this book and why it turned into one of my favorites is the fact that Richard Adam's actually gave these rabbits a culture. They had phrases and words for certain things and they had myths and legends and even a religion. I wouldn't call this a fantasy necessarily myself, but it ha fantasy elements that made the story interesting. Yes they were talking rabbits with mind of their own, but to a human they were just normal mundane rabbits.

One of the confusions I had with the story besides trying to figure out who-is-who, was wondering if this is actually a kid's book? Maybe at the time it was written kids could understand it because he did tell this to his girls in the car, but for today this is not a kids book. I'd say this is more for high schools or people into young adult books (but honestly the writing style is way more adult then young adult). In my option, this is how young adult books should be written.

If you like animal stories, but honest animal stories, I highly recommend this book. If you owned a rabbit or liked rabbits I'd recommend this book. Yes this book is violent and it's not your cute cuddly rabbit story, but it's really good. I kind of wish there was more chapters or another part to the story; I didn't want to stop reading Watership Down. ( )
  Ghost_Boy | Aug 25, 2022 |
Again, a book I probably read in my teens, turns out to be so much better than when I read it the first time. One thing that I realized is that Adams' writes like a naturalist. As a kid, I never picked up on how many plant names and descriptions he put into this book and how it totally fits into the story just because we are talking rabbits here and not people.

But more than that is the story. Adams states in his introduction to this edition that we should not looker for any deeper meaning in these stories and that he simply put down on paper, stories that he had been telling his children when they were young. But, really isn't that deeper meaning inherent to all good fiction? Certainly a human being can't really tell a good story without unintentionally or otherwise, bringing out the underlying, and perhaps, unconscious biases, ethics and morals of the author.

Whatever Adams intended, in the end, he not only wrote an amazing story but he also wrote a book from which we can unpack a lot of deep moral truths that ultimately tell a very "human" story which is why, in my opinion, it is so good and so enjoyable.

And here I go again tearing up at the end. Of course, if you haven't read Watership Down by now there is something wrong with you, but all the same, I won't commit any spoilers but I will say that, like Ursula LeGuin's story Firelight that ends the Earthsea sequence and the story of Ged, the story of the character Hazel just ends so well.

Do yourself a favor...if you are not dead...read this book. ( )
  DarrinLett | Aug 14, 2022 |
I rated this book a 4.0 from memory, and it remains that to my mind.

I first read this book in 1975 with my dear friend, Jean. She was so enthusiastic, and I was a little reluctant, but we both managed to find time amid our studies to fit it in, and I was glad we did. A little bit The Odyssey, a little bit Lord of the Rings, a smidgen of The Wind in the Willows, and a tiny touch of Animal Farm, Watership Down is a quick-paced adventure in which you forget the animals are animals, they become so human. You root for them and worry for them and delight in their successes.

Back then, I think this book was a break from the intensity of my courses, but I didn’t enjoy it any less this time, when no “break” was really needed. I love the premises of this tale, that two rabbit brothers, Hazel and Fiver, escape the destruction of their warren and set out with a few others to establish a new one in a place that is far from home and very different. Their adventures and the friends they make along the way are captivating, and much of the tale is swashbuckling enough to attract Errol Flynn.

Richard Adams says this tale is not an allegory, and I believe he is truthful in saying he did not write it as such, but there is much about it that cannot help but be viewed that way. His daughters apparently urged him to put a tale he had invented for their pleasure down on paper, and we owe much to them for doing so.
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  mattorsara | Aug 11, 2022 |
Nacida originariamente de un improvisado relato que el autor hizo a sus sobrinos durante un largo viaje en coche, la obra, pese a estar protagonizada exclusivamente por animales, y de modo específico por conejos, se halla muy lejos de lo que suele entenderse por literatura para niños, por lo contrario, tiene el tono de una narración épica antigua, pero también encierra una crítica sombría y desesperanzada de las relaciones de poder, un alegato ecológico de extraordinaria eficacia y una reflexión serena y amarga, de resonancias estoicas, acerca de la dureza de la vida y la necesaria aceptación de la inevitabilidad de la muerte.
  Natt90 | Jun 21, 2022 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 444 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Watership Down offers little to build a literary cult upon. On the American-whimsy exchange, one Tolkien hobbit should still be worth a dozen talking rabbits.
afegit per Shortride | editaTime, Melvin Maddocks (Mar 18, 1974)
 
This bunny-rabbit novel not only steers mostly clear of the usual sticky, anthropomorphic pitfalls of your common garden-variety of bunny rabbit story: it is also quite marvelous for a while, and after it stops being marvelous, it settles down to be pretty good- a book you can live with from start to finish.
afegit per Shortride | editaThe New York Times, Christopher Lehmann-Haupt (Web de pagament) (Mar 6, 1974)
 

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Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Adams, Richardautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Baynes, PaulineAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Capaldi, PeterNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Cosham, RalphNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Galli, AldoIl·lustradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Hallqvist, Britt G.Traductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Juva, KerstiTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Lawrence, JohnIl·lustradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Paolini, Pier FrancescoTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Parkins, DavidIl·lustradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Pekkanen, PanuTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Rostant, LarryAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Schuchart, MaxTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Strohm, EgonTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Tucker, NicholasEpílegautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Webb, KayeEditorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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CASSANDRA: The house reeks of death and dripping blood.
CHORUS: How so? 'Tis but the odour of the altar sacrifice.
CASSANDRA: The stench is like a breath from the tomb.

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