The Guardian recently posted an interview with Watership Down author Richard Adams. I recently posted a review of Watership Down in which I praised Adams’ ability to empathize with rabbits. Both the book and the interview are well worth reading. You can read the interview here.
Watership Down is rightly regarded as a classic. Richard Adams wisely resisted the temptation to write a traditional sequel. However, he did attempt to satisfy readers’ demands with Tales from Watership Down, a set of tales told in the aftermath of the warren’s’ victory over Efrafa. The first set of tales provides more background on the rabbit legend El-ahrairah. The second set reveals what happened to El-ahrairah after he left the Black Rabbit of Inlé’s lair. The final set continues the adventures of the Watership Down rabbits. Continue reading ““Tales from Watership Down” by Richard Adams”
I have a lot of friends who adore Richard Adams’ Watership Down. This is a book for adults about a bunch of cute little bunny rabbits. Naturally, I was a bit puzzled, but also intrigued. I finally decided to try it when the Mythgard Academy podcast selected it as the next offering in its free podcast series. I came away impressed with the book, but not for the reasons I’d expected.