April 04, 2004

Who knew rabbits were so vicious

Well, thanks to Bigwig and the gang at Silflay Hraka, I got interested in Richard Adams' Watership Down. I am surprised I had not previously picked up this delightful novel, but it seems to have to initially arrived on the scene at a point in my lifetime when I was likely preoccupied with pursuits other than keepin' up what was on the New York Times Bestseller list. It has been a very long time since I last found a book in which I became so thoroughly enthralled that I couldn't put it down. On the cover of my paperback copy is this review from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Astonishing . . . Everyone who can read English should read it.
I wholeheartedly agree. Thank you Richard Adams for a most unique glimpse into the lives of the residents of the warren at Watership Down.

[UPDATE: From Amazon.com, there was this beginnin' line of a review:

Watership Down has been a staple of high-school English classes for years.
Regrettably, it seems this book was penned at the same time as I was gettin' out of high-school, so that may be one of the reasons I had not previously encountered the tale. Hopefully it replaced that dreadful staple of our high-school English classes: William Gerald Golding's Lord of the Flies.]

Posted by notGeorge at April 4, 2004 09:31 AM

I read Watership Down when I was still in single digits. It was one of my favorite books, and even waaaay back then I saw the meaning behind the story. Someday I'm going to introduce Zane to it.

Did you know there was an animated movie as well...? It's old and as un-PC as the book, IIRC...


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at April 5, 2004 09:45 AM

I read it in the 9th grade. And I've been thinking about dusting off my old copy when I'm done with the latest Harry Potter book.

Posted by: jen at April 5, 2004 11:07 AM

I remember that book. Back in the day...Seventh grade, I think? I still have nicknames for people from that book...

Posted by: G-Fry at April 7, 2004 08:26 PM

Below is all monet works.

Woman In A Green Dress painting

Winter At Giverny painting

View Over The Seas painting

Vetheuil In Summer painting

Vase Of Flowers painting

Train In The Country painting

The women in the Garden painting

The Valley Of Falaise painting

The Turkeys painting

The Thames And The Houses Of Parliament painting

The Studio Boat painting

The Shoot painting

The Seine Estuary At Honfleur painting

The Seine Below Rouen painting

The Seine At Rouen painting

The Seine At Lavacourt painting

The Seine At Bougival painting

The Seine At Argenteuil painting

The Seine At Argenteuil I painting

The Sea At Fecamp painting

The Road To Chailly painting

The Red Cape (Madame Monet) painting

The Red Boats painting

The Picnic painting

The Marina At Argenteuil painting

The Luncheon painting

The Ice-Floes painting

The Garden of the Princess painting

The Church Of Vernon In The Mist painting

The Church At Vetheuil painting

The Boats Regatta At Argenteuil painting

The Beach At Sainte-Adresse painting

Terrace at St Adresse painting

Sunset painting

Sunflowers painting

Sun Setting Over The Seine At Lavacourt painting

Still Life With Melon painting

Snow Effect With Setting Sun painting

Sailing At Sainte-Adresse painting

Sailing At Argenteuil painting

Rue Montargueil with Flags painting

Rough Sea At Etretat painting

Promenade Near Argenteuil painting

Poppy Field In A Hollow Near Giverny painting

Poplars painting

Pond at Montgeron painting

Palazzo da Mula at Venice painting

Monet_Self_Portrait_In_His_Atelier painting

London Houses of Parliament at Sunset painting

La Porte D Amount Etretat painting

La Japonaise painting

La Grenouillere painting

In The Woods At Giverny painting

Impression Sunrise painting

Hyde Park London painting

Haystacks at Giverny the evening sun painting

Haystacks At Chailly painting

Haystack snow effect painting

General View Of Rouen From St Catherine s Bank painting

Garden In Flower At Sainte-Adresse painting

Floating Ice Near Vetheuil painting

Cliffs Near Dieppe painting

Boulevard Des Capucines I painting

Beach at Honlfeux painting

Argenteuil painting

A Windmill at Zaandam painting

A Corner of the Studio painting

A Corner of the Apartment painting

Monet Spring Flowers painting

View At Rouelles, Le Havre painting

Camille At The Window painting

Landscape With Thunderstorm painting

Monet Purple Poppies painting

The Red Boats, Argenteuil painting

Regatta At Argenteuil painting

A Woman Reading painting

Wild Poppies, Near Argenteuil painting

Monet The Luncheon painting

Still Life Apples And Grapes painting

Springtime At Giverny painting

Apple Trees In Blossom painting

Tulip Fields With The Rijnsburg Windmill painting

Haystack at Giverny painting

Haystack At Giverny painting

In The Woods At Giverny painting

Girls In A Boat painting

Boating On The River Epte painting

In The Rowing Boat painting

The Seine At Port-Villez painting

Poplars on the Epte painting

Monet Water Lillies I painting

Monet The Waterlily Pond painting

Woman with a Parasol painting

Camille Monet in Japanese Costume painting

The garden in flower painting

The Artist Garden at Vetheuil painting

Jeanne-Marguerite Lecadre in the Garden painting

Boulevard des Capucines painting

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