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Healthy Mole's review
« on: October 13, 2020, 11:22:11 PM »
https://healthymole.blogspot.com/2011/12/childrens-classic-book-review-watership.html

That's a review of the WD books dating back from 2011.  To be honest, it doesn't really say much that hasn't already been said elsewhere.  The weirdest thing I found, was the description of Hazel as "a somewhat George Washington style leader".
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Re: Healthy Mole's review
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 12:05:32 AM »
Uuuuh.
That's a- comparison.

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Re: Healthy Mole's review
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 12:19:58 AM »
Down with the British!!  Er, I mean, Efrafans?
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Re: Healthy Mole's review
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 01:29:21 AM »
"a realistic view towards biological functions like excretion" as a reason it's not for kids these days. I had no idea poo was traumatizing.

That was a rather not-informative review to be honest and like you said, nothing new of note.
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Re: Healthy Mole's review
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2020, 01:48:04 AM »
Uuuuh.
That's a- comparison.
Out of all the comparisons I've seen, that's one of the weirdest though...

Down with the British!!  Er, I mean, Efrafans?
:hannah4

"a realistic view towards biological functions like excretion" as a reason it's not for kids these days. I had no idea poo was traumatizing.
Well, in fairness, dirty public bathrooms can be rather horrifying...
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Re: Healthy Mole's review
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2020, 02:44:12 AM »
Well, in fairness, dirty public bathrooms can be rather horrifying...
but then those kids that read WSD will be prepared for it!

Well... apparently it is an issue...

"Add to that the pellets. There are several references to eating pellets. Let’s go eat pellets. Then it dawned on me that they were eating their own poop. I found it a bit disturbing that they would so casually discuss eating their poop and do it together, like at a bunny dinner table, i.e. the lawn. So I brought it up in an online discussion. It turns out, the pellets are pre-poop and rabbits have to eat them or they will die. Sort of like birds regurgitating food and then eating it again. So my next logical question was, do the pellets come out of the mouth or the butt? They come out the butt. I understand the rabbits have to eat them. Still… ew."

From a 1 star review on Goodreads. This one to be precise: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1165086683?book_show_action=false
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Re: Healthy Mole's review
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2020, 03:14:50 AM »
Yep, real rabbits do this.

But still...I don't see how this is offensive in any way.
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Re: Healthy Mole's review
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2020, 03:22:14 AM »
wow. sorry to butt in but what a petty reason to dislike a book lmao. imagine hating a rabbit book because they’re too much like rabbits

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Re: Healthy Mole's review
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2020, 04:09:40 AM »
But still...I don't see how this is offensive in any way.
Neither do I but apparently some people think it is.

wow. sorry to butt in but what a petty reason to dislike a book lmao. imagine hating a rabbit book because they’re too much like rabbits
I mean that seems to be the core problem for this person as the review also says "This book is really about rabbits. I was thinking maybe it was a metaphor or something. "
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Re: Healthy Mole's review
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2020, 04:44:24 AM »
seems like that’s a common problem then; someone once said to me that they couldn’t get into the book because they weren’t a rabbit. some people just have no imagination at all

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Re: Healthy Mole's review
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2020, 04:57:58 AM »
someone once said to me that they couldn’t get into the book because they weren’t a rabbit
waves wand and turns said person into a rabbit Problem solved! :vervain2
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Re: Healthy Mole's review
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2020, 05:17:00 AM »
someone once said to me that they couldn’t get into the book because they weren’t a rabbit
waves wand and turns said person into a rabbit Problem solved! :vervain2
:el-ahrairah

Still, there is a difference between at being able to get into because you're not a rabbit and being upset that a book clearly about rabbits is in fact about rabbits...I would be disappointed if it turned out it wasn't about rabbits.

A lot seem to simply think it's boring as well...
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Re: Healthy Mole's review
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2020, 05:28:35 AM »
:el-ahrairah
yeah, doesn’t the blurb on the back of the book mention that they’re rabbits, like, three times? how can you still go in assuming it’s just a metaphor

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Re: Healthy Mole's review
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2020, 06:09:44 AM »
A lot seem to simply think it's boring as well...
That's a complaint I heard a lot about Shardik too (which I haven't read yet, so I don't know).
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Re: Healthy Mole's review
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2020, 01:17:43 AM »
>watership down
>metaphor
Wat

I mean. To a degree, it is, but. No. The book is literally about rabbits. Some people apparently really cannot empathize with animals.