Throwback Thursday

Thursday, March 18, 2010

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!


Tina's Blog said...

I have had this on my mental TBR list for years! I don't enjoy fantasy all that much, though, so I just keep putting it off. Thanks for reminding me about this one.

Jeannie @ Pine Cottage Books said...

This meme is such a good idea! I've never read this book and I've always wanted to. What a nice post--thanks!

Juju at Tales of said...

Cool. I've been wondering about this book. It's one of the ones that you can read for the LOST reading challenge.

Wendy said...

One of my all-time favorite books! My is so well-worn!! Great choice!!

sumanam said...

After a long time, Iam participating again...I have never read this book, but yor post makes it something I want to read..
Here is my throwback:

Loupnw said...

Lovely book, lovely blog, I`m a new follower

Jenny said...

Tina -- sure! If I read it again I may read it at the same time as something else so I can go back and forth.

Jeannie -- thanks!

juju -- yeah, i thought it was so funny when Sawyer was reading it, hehe

wendy -- yay!

sumanam -- i'll go check out your post!

loupnw -- thanks!!

Emidy said...

Oh! I have this book sitting on my shelf from a while back. I bought it when I was pretty young and didn't really understand it enough to finish reading. I'll pick it up and try again soon!

from Une Parole

DesLily said...

this book still pops up now and then as a recent read in blogs.. i read it eons ago...sure wish I could find and afford the audio version read by Roy Dotrice.

Ryan G said...

I adore this book. I haven't never been able to get enough of it.

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