Thursday, July 17, 2008

Dear Swampy,

I just couldn't do it. I'm so sorry. I'm sure Watership
, by Richard Adams is a beautiful novel, but I couldn't make
it past the first 100 pages. Here is my review.

Readability: Surprisingly tough (in a good way). I am
convinced that it is MY fault that I couldn't get into this book.

Predictability Factor: Something tells me the rabbits will have
many adventures, encounter much danger, and succeed in the end.

Recommend it? Yes, but only because I've heard such good things about it.

Overall Rating: Not applicable. I'm a weenie.

I hope you'll still be my friend. If it's any consolation, I gave it
five stars in my LibraryThing.

Sincerely sorry,



kristi noser said...

Swampy, Erin went booktharn!

Kara Jo said...

Went you've recovered and are ready to tackle a new book..."Safely Home" by Randy Alcorn is the most powerful fiction book I have ever read.

Swampy-Rah said...

KJ, are you implying that Watership Down is fiction?

erin said...

Oh, for Pete's sake.

kathaleend said...

I thought we listened to Q a couple years ago on a cross country move. It's ok, I never remember who done it. I will trade you "Plain Song" for Royal Spyness next weekend. Deal?

Kara Jo said...

Swampy, I have no idea what Watership Down is.

Anonymous said...

I've never even heard of the book. Good review. :o)

Swampy-Rah said...


I will bring you and Rich a few of the tamales from last night. See you at FCC!

Katie R. said...

Erin, I read the book in 6th grade. I remember it being hard to get into. I thought maybe because I was young, maybe not? Being that it was assigned reading for class, I did read the whole book and do remember liking Watership Down a lot.

After your post and Swampy's regarding the book, I really want to read it again and see if my 32-year old self and my 11-year old self would have the same review.