Hazel, Bigwig, and Fiver, rabbits of soon-to-be razed warren, escape and venture off to find safety and security in the downs of Watership.
Adams writes this fantasy novel with such intelligence, using quotations from everything between Shakespeare and Thomas Hardy to mythological gods and goddesses, letting the readers know that this is no mere tale of critters. It's a story of hope, survival, and brotherhood.
I winced at that. How to define a book without using cliches? "The timeless classic novel of exile, courage, and survival."
But this is no mere imitation of life. This is a book that sticks to the ribs like grandma's oatmeal. I find myself looking for rabbits and am sure I'll be more forgiving when they invade my garden this summer.
4.85 out of 5.0 Flying Rabbits.