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Tales from Watership Down

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Tales from Watership Down is a collection of legends and short stories that flesh out the history of the rabbits of Watership Down and continue their story after the events of the original novel. I personally had never read any of Richard Adams works prior to this (I ha...
Tales from Watership Down is a collection of legends and short stories that flesh out the history of the rabbits of Watership Down and continue their story after the events of the original novel. I personally had never read any of Richard Adams works prior to this (I have seen the animated film adaptation of Watership Down however, so was fairly familiar with the events and plot.) I was very impressed with how quickly I was drawn into Adams' world. His writing style is very easy to slip into and I found this collection of tales extremely difficult to put down. Mr. Adams has created a social world amongst his rabbits that is as totally believable and feels as fleshed out as Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, albeit Adams world only exists in the one novel and this compilation of short stories. I don't know why I've never read any of his works before as they have always been favorites of my step-father and accessible to me throughout my lifetime, but now that I have sampled his writing, I'm more than eager to delve into more.

posted by StefanYates on April 22, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Not as good as I had hoped

Aside from one or two bits, I must cofess that I was extremely disappointed in this book. I felt that in an attempt to add on to an already complete story, Richard Adams got to modern and ceased to remain true to his original characters. It does however incl...
Aside from one or two bits, I must cofess that I was extremely disappointed in this book. I felt that in an attempt to add on to an already complete story, Richard Adams got to modern and ceased to remain true to his original characters. It does however include the complete story of 'The Fox And The Water' that Bluebell tells the to rest of the rabbits when Efrafa is attacking the warren. So it's probably worth at least one read if you are a real Watership fan.

posted by Anonymous on January 21, 2001

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2001

    Not as good as I had hoped

    Aside from one or two bits, I must cofess that I was extremely disappointed in this book. I felt that in an attempt to add on to an already complete story, Richard Adams got to modern and ceased to remain true to his original characters. It does however include the complete story of 'The Fox And The Water' that Bluebell tells the to rest of the rabbits when Efrafa is attacking the warren. So it's probably worth at least one read if you are a real Watership fan.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2005

    I WAS DISSAPOINTED NOTHING LIKE I EXPECTED

    I bought this book because I love the 1st book.This was so dissapointing and boring.I thought it was gonna be like watership down not just them telling stories of what happened in the 1st book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2003

    story time for rabbits

    Rabbits seem to have their own way to live in a civilized world. The way these rabbits have such good freindships among one another really brings this book together as a group of rabbits that sit around and tell stories of other rabbits and what the other rabbits have done. There are some really fasinating stories told by the rabbits that are unbeleiveable. This is a story book for young kids and should be read to young kids. But I would'nt pick this book to read to one of my kids. It's not an exciting book at all.

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