9.20.2007

Rabbits. Rabbits, rabbits, rabbits.




You're Watership Down!

by Richard Adams

Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their
assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You'd be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits.



Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm "Ulysses". I fear I'll never be able to truly understand myself.

V said...

Seriously have you seen the video
I am so glad I watched it before showing the kiddos
It looks all warm an fluffy but NOPE not true to a first impression

Maughta said...

That's me, too. I look all warm and fluffy but scratch the surface...Rrrrowl!

deadlytoque said...

Mists of Avalon?

I'm not sure what makes me more confused: that "my" book is a feminist retelling of Arthurian myth (which, though I'm all about equality, is not something I would ever think to associate myself with), or that it's one I've never read.

p dog said...

NIIICE! A very silly friend of ours turned out to be Siddhartha, and my husband was "A Prayer for Owen Meany"! How random is that!

But you and me, I'd say our books fit us.

Susanna said...

Watership Down is my favorite book ever, and the edition I have is exactly the paperback you pictured here.

The quiz tells me I'm Anne of Green Gables, which is OK, but my heart belongs to Hazel and Bigwig.

SecretMargo said...

Watership Down is a fantastic book, congratulations.

I'm "A Prayer for Owen Meany," which means that this is probably the last online quiz I'll ever take, since I'm going to go kill myself now.

Maughta said...

Don't feel bad, SecretMargo. If I'd chosen armadillos instead of rabbits I'd be Owen Meany, too. p dog, on the other hand, is Hitchhiker's Guide, which is by far the coolest book you could be ever. *jealous*

Dave said...

Watership Down is one of those books that adults don't read and then regret that they have to answer the questions of the kids.

When the first "4 STAR" Cineplex opened in the West PA area, I convinced my Mother to go to it to see "Chicken Run." Which has a all sorts of adult bits in it like the homage to "The Great Escape."

Well, she enjoyed the movie - claymation is more modern than her tastes but that's not why I wrote this.

Behind us were several little kids (4, 5, and 6 year olds). The kiddies kept asking questions - Are they going to cook those chickens? What happens to the eggs? Do the dogs ever eat the chickens?
It was as entertaining as the movie.

A little like the gunshot that kills Bambi's mother... or the gunshot that kills Old Yeller.

maughtamom said...

Dave. I just have to know where in Western Pa. you are from. I'm from Latrobe and Maughta's mom.

yellojkt said...

I'm The Guns of August which is a warning about military cockiness. It warns that once the gears of military deployment get going they are tough to stop. Makes sense to me.

Theo Katz said...

I'm Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. Funny, I read that book several times as a teenager.

Bridget said...

I actually came out as Watership Down, which is pretty impressive, as that is one of my favorite books of all time.

Incidentally, you could probably make fun of the enormous rabbit on the cover, which is originally why I thought you had the cover on the page. I mean, hey, it's a huge rabbit!

Dave F. said...

Muaghtamom - I was born and raised in Pittsburgh and now live in 84.

maughtamom said...

Dave, no one else, except someone from Western Pa. would know that there really is a place called 84. Thanks for letting me know.

yellojkt said...

My son was assigned Watership Down as an assignment which ruined it for him.

Adam said...

C'mon maughtamom, we need some more bad book covers. Am I gonna have to search my own meager shelves and make some suggestions?

maughtamom said...

Having known you all your life, I can understand that you're having writers block but your other "constituents" probably don't understand. Please post again!

D.M. Carp said...

'Watership Down' is a rabbitty retelling of the history of the Jewish diaspora, from the escape from Egyptian captivity (improbable crossing of water to evade capture!) to the wandering in the wilderness (wandering in the wilderness!) to the Holocaust and the creation of Israel (Hitler rabbit! Watership Down!).

I am absolutely right about this. And as far as I can tell, I am the only person on earth who has ever realized it. This is me sharing.

greenduck said...

Thought you'd like to know that the sequel to this quiz, the Book Quiz II, was launched this week. Enjoy!