“He fought because he actually felt safer fighting than running.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
Watership Down is a book about rabbits. However, it is not a fluffy children’s’ story; it is a realistic tale of survival in a world fraught with danger.
The author displays incredible insight into the trials and tribulations as well as the simple pleasures of life experienced by rabbits in their daily lives and, through this in depth understanding, creates an unforgettable world resplendent with its own history, culture and languages which exists unnoticed within our own mundane one.
Against the backdrop of rural England, Adams grips the reader right from the start with Fiver’s prophecy of doom.
All that Fiver knows is a “bad danger” is coming. In his own words “The field! It’s covered with blood!” Thus begins one of the most extraordinary adventures I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Fiver, along with his brother Hazel, must convince the rabbits of Sandleford Warren to leave everything they know and hold dear to travel into the unknown in search of a new warren and a better life.