Watership Down

With Fiver beside him, he led the way out of the ditch and down the slope. In less than a minute the little band of rabbits had disappeared into the dim, moonlit night.

The story:

This is the story of Hazel, a young rabbit who is getting discontent with the life in his warren. When his good friend Fiver senses that something terrible is going to happen, Hazel decides to leave. And so, he, Fiver, and a small group of other rabbits start on their long and dangerous journey.

Mixed with the story of Hazel and Fiver, are stories of the famous El-ahrairah, the Prince of a Thousand Enemies, a mythological rabbit, and the most clever rabbit ever born.

Thoughts about the book:

This is a wonderful and sweet story. If you haven't read it, please do take the time to. Adams makes the dangers the rabbits face real. He shapes his world of humans and animals in a way that makes it believable.

I don't know what else to say, without spoiling the joy of reading this, but for animal lovers, it is a must. For anyone who likes a good story of the world seen from the eyes of animals, it is strongly recommended.

About the author Richard Adams