Sunday, March 27, 2016

The five creepiest rabbits in fiction

Diana Biller is a writer and dinosaur enthusiast.

At B & N Reads Biller tagged five of the creepiest rabbits in fiction, including:
Fiver, from Watership Down, by Richard Adams

This one really isn’t the poor little fellow’s fault: he’s a clairvoyant, and clairvoyants are inherently creepy. No one wants to be told their warren is about to be destroyed, particularly not when that prophecy comes in rhyme, and then there’s the whole thin line between seers and insanity that seems to permeate mythology. A clairvoyant bunny that may or may not go insane? I’ll skip it, thanks.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Watership Down is on Jon Walter's top ten list of heroes of refugee fiction, John Dougherty's top ten list of fictional badgers, and Piers Torday's top ten list of animal villains; it is a book Junot Díaz hopes parents will read to their kids.

--Marshal Zeringue