Watership Down
1972 • 478 pages


Average rating4.1


In the introduction, the author addresses the rejections he got when trying to find a publisher for the book. All of them said that it was too childish for older children and written in too adult of a fashion for younger children. And that is basically my assessment of the book as well. However, some publisher saw something in the manuscript, and I'm glad, because it is definitely an enjoyable book to read. I'm just not sure who would read it. It's an adventure tale about a group of rabbits, great children's book material. But it is rather dark and gruesome at points. It might be best for adults like me who like to sometimes read books intended for somewhat younger audiences. Overall, delightful characters, gripping plot twists and great writing.

April 3, 2012Report this review