Watership Down by Richard Adams
(Avon, New York: 1975)
READ: May-July 2006
This is one of those books that it felt like everyone else read in high school (or saw the movie of) except for me (that, and The Hobbit). I borrowed the book from Randal's endless bookshelf.
If you've only seen the movie and have not read the book, READ THE BOOK. It is wonderful. It is the story of Hazel and his brother Fiver and some other rabbits from his warren who strike off on their own into the unknown larger world after Fiver, who has a sense for these sorts of things, feels impending danger coming to the warren.
Definitely not a book just for children, Watership Down is a larger tale of environmental destruction and a study of societies. It's very, very good.