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Tue May 22, 2018, 11:15 AM

Any "Watership Down" fans out there?

Great article in the NYT about the allure of this enduring epic.

I read it a long, long, time ago, but recently put it back on my reading list to enjoy again.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/t-magazine/watership-down-hampshire-england.html?em_pos=large&emc=edit_bk_20180521&nl=book-review&nlid=74838209edit_bk_20180521&ref=img&te=1

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Reply Any "Watership Down" fans out there? (Original post)
Ohiogal May 2018 OP
dameatball May 2018 #1
Ohiogal May 2018 #2
DURHAM D May 2018 #3
CanonRay May 2018 #4
Ohiogal May 2018 #5
bdtrppr6 May 2018 #6
bbrady42 May 2018 #7
flying rabbit May 2018 #8

Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2018, 11:19 AM

1. Same here. Read it many years ago. All my kids read it too.

We have many rabbits in the neighborhood. I had two in a nest in the back yard, so I tried to add extra grass when it rained. The momma didn't mind. I always think of Hazel when I see them hopping about.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #1)

Tue May 22, 2018, 11:23 AM

2. Twice in the past five years or so

We have found a hole covered in leaves and rabbit fur containing baby bunnies. (My Lab almost did away with one of them). We enjoy seeing them hopping around in our yard, although our garden has a fence around it and is off limits to them! I've always liked rabbits for some reason .... we had a pet rabbit many years ago, one of those lop eared ones.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2018, 11:27 AM

3. Thanks for the reminder.

I need to buy a copy of WD to give to a friend so she will understand what I am asking/saying when I say things like - "Do you have time to silflay?" or "Oh hraka".

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2018, 11:27 AM

4. I've probably read it a half dozen times since college

and a few years ago actually visited the site and walked toward the top of the down. It was great.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #4)

Tue May 22, 2018, 11:33 AM

5. Wow, that's awesome that you got to visit there!

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2018, 11:56 AM

6. a favorite

 

have shared it with my animal loving son, but it was a bit much for his young mind. couldn't imagine rabbits being mean to each other!

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2018, 01:03 PM

7. Absolutely. I've read it a few times over the years.

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Response to Ohiogal (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2018, 11:47 PM

8. Of course. nt

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