Last updated on February 25th, 2021 at 06:38 am
Going through Watership Down book review, I was fascinated to know that in 1972, Richard Adams wrote the book as a story for his daughter to be told on long car drives. Based on this detail it might sound as if it’s about child stories. But, in actual it is a kind of story that any age grouped people would enjoy. Watership Down is a classic fantasy novel based on anthropomorphize rabbits.
What’s more glorifying in Richard Adams’ book full of bunnies is that it’s not about their adorableness, but about the friendship strength, team-work, facing challenges, combat, and many more; which a group of rabbits face during their journey to find a safe and peaceful warren.
Portrayed from the perspective of rabbit yet the covering the human concerns as animal ones, Watership Down has got points about how people need to respect their environment and the creatures of the environment. Making good points it has much other stuff to offer; the characters of each rabbit are enriched with distinct and memorable personalities, which we humans can learn and amend in our personality.
For example; Hazel who is quiet yet capable of setting the best example of leadership, Blackberry who is a brilliant problem solver, Bigwig who is tough and loyal, Fiver who has some kind of psychic ability of foreseeing good/bad, and many more.
Watership Down Book Summary
The plot begins with Fiver foreseeing something worst was about to take place in their warren. He confesses it to his brother Hazel and few other rabbits. They leave the warden and begin their journey to find a safe place to start their warren. On their way, they face various adventures and as they find a safer place, few of the bunnies realize they needed some female rabbits to continue their warren as it was full of male rabbits recently.
Eventually, they find another overcrowded warren named Efrafa from where they could bring some female rabbits. But Efrafa was ruled by terrifying General Woundwort and they have to face him. Now, this adds more adventure to the story.
Overall, it is a great blending of drama, love, war, combat, and many more. Watership Down is one of the best fantasy novels that deliver more than animals’ cuteness and adorableness. Richard Adams has simply stuffed unexpected contents that will keep you amazed as you go through each page of Watership Down. If you are interested in reading this page-turner book than perform Watership Down pdf download from the link mentioned below;