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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars By Frith this is a good book!
'Watership Down' is the exciting and emotional tale where a group of rabbits are forced to leave their Sandleford homes when Fiver, who often sees visions of the future, tells them that their warren is in danger from humans. The group is then lead by Hazel and Bigwig as they make their way through the fields of Hampshire as they come face to face with danger from other...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Layout
I thought that this story would have had attractive illustrations when it was in fact just text. I certainly would not recommend it to others.
Published 9 months ago by D F Hutchinson


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0 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Layout, 8 Jan 2014
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I thought that this story would have had attractive illustrations when it was in fact just text. I certainly would not recommend it to others.
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7 of 52 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars poor, 9 Sep 2006
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xenofan "xenofan" (Kansas, USA) - See all my reviews
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It's classed as a children's book, but I would doubt children (of a very young age) could really read this. I had some problems with the dialogue of some characters, which I found to be very off-putting and jarring at times. I didn't like this book - it's a classic, sure, but the narration was too detached for my tastes and there was far too much description. I did manage to read through to the end, but it was quite a chore. This is one rare case where I can say I prefer the movie adaption.
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1 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality, 17 Oct 2012
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This book was for my son's A level course. It was in very poor condition, with the binding already beginning to part from the pages. It fell apart within a week and I will now be purchasing a new copy at Waterstones. Very disappointing
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3 of 43 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars HAVING TROUBLE GETTING THROUGH THE BOOK?, 6 Jan 1999
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I was assigned this book for school reading. When I first started reading it, I hated it. I thought it was slow and too detailed. The more I read it, the duller it became, it became to cute,the bunnys were portrayed as bunnies, poor little victims who are at the bottom of the food chain. Is this a classic? I don't think so, even Dr. Seuss was more creative than this.
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4 of 53 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Another Over rated Book with no Passion, 9 Jan 1999
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Where's the substance that keeps you awake while reading a book? Not in this short little fiction, that's for sure. There was no apparent passion in writing this, or why the bunnies were the way they were. The characters-the bunnies- were so mono personality wise, they were all equal. They all thought the same way. They all acted the same way. Where's the originality? Above all...where's the book?
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0 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Watership Down, 8 Aug 2012
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Water ship down is OK to a 12 year old. It is too boring and long. It is good book BUT there is not much excitement and it's quite old fashioned hope this has given you good info :>)
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3 of 48 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Low Reading Level, 6 Jan 1999
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The reading level of Watership Down was unbelievingly low, so low that it could be described as shocking. For lovers of middle school fictions, bunnies may excite you. Though mature and readers searching for a more challenging read should find some other novel to try on.
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2 of 40 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Simple book for simple minds, 8 Jan 1999
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Watership Down is a plain and simple texted book. I didn't find any challenges in this fiction, which makes me question the motives of educators and why this book in particular is pushed so roughly towards readers at schools. There wasn't much conflict-i.e. action- except for the fact that the bunnies were the problems themselves...Animal Farm by George Orwell was much more of a challenge and a couldn't-put-it-down book. Oh well, fiction has always been going downward in the sense of working the minds, this one is an example of a simple work for the simple minds out there.
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0 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Star Wars rip off..., 20 Nov 2013
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We have seen this plot somewhere before haven't we ..homeland destroyed...fleeing to a safe haven....hunted down by a shadowy figure. The similarities are so striking that there is complete timing synchronicity between the watching of Star Wars IV and the reading of this book backwards. Additionally this has completely put me off rabbits - once to me the presentable face of the animal world. If you go down to the pet shop today Buyer Beware ! You could end up bringing back old General Woundwort into the family fold - I'd rather take my chances with Charlie Manson.
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1 of 33 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fluffy Bunny are sickeningly cute and trite, 6 Jan 1999
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sdraper@top.monad.net from New Hampshire, USA , September 7, 1998
I admit that this book isn't exactly packed with suspense, more like the dull writings of tuck everlasing. I know a lot of people are saying "Talking bunnies, queer." I don't see how this can be an English Honors book, unless you're in grade school, there was no meaning or anything between the lines about this book. Some places did start to drag a little bit, but on the whole this book was almost worth an average rating of 3 from me.
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