Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Megan O, *Watership Down, *Richard Adams

I have finished my first book! Hurrah! It felt as though it took forever to get through despite not being a very difficult read. I'll post a real review over here tonight or tomorrow.

For now, I will just say that I went into this book knowing nothing about it other than Sawyer once read it on LOST. I found it in a thrift store and picked it up never looking at more than the title on the spine. When I opened to the first page I had not read the blurb on the back nor had I done more than glance at the cover. So I cannot even begin to describe how surprised I was that it was about rabbits. I think the fact that it was not at all what I was expecting (the title had me expecting a ship wreck because I am literal in that way) made the book more enjoyable. I can't say it is one I will be picking up for a second read and had it not been for this project I am not positive I would have finished it. I've never been one to buy into animals as main characters and found myself occasionally rolling my eyes at the whole thing. But the author was meticulous in ensuring that these rabbits inhabited as real a world as possible with their own language and myths and for that I give the author credit. Even if I was skimming the stories by the end.


moonrat said...

awesome! congrats!

this is on my list, too. i'll admit, i knew it was about rabbits, but i don't really know anything else. i remember my parents reading it when it first came out and my mom treating it as a classic of sorts.