Throwback Thursday – this is a weekly event hosted by me! It is the time each week to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic! Leave a comment here and feel free to take an icon and use it on your blog!
This week's throwback is:
Watership Down by Richard Adams
A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over thirty years, Richard Adams's Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. Set 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 brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society.
I actually never read the whole book, for whatever reason. But I do remember that I really enjoyed the part I did read. I was an adult by the time I first started to read this (may have been around college time). I had a pet rabbit at the time. We didn't really have pets growing up so my rabbit was my first real pet of my own. This book was so fun to read because I felt like I could get into the mind of my rabbit. =) However, just a disclaimer, if I remember correctly there were some pretty violent/graphic scenes. Not sure that I would read this to young children!