Logos Bookstore’s Recommendations
By H. Harris Healy, III, President, Logos Bookstore
1575 York Avenue (Between 83rd and 84th Sts.), NY, NY 10028
(212) 517-7292, Fax (212) 517-7197
by Richard Adams
Tired of tall buildings, city noise, concrete and glass? Want to experience another world, one of green grass, hills, forest, pasture and country animals? You have no opportunity to leave the city? Pick up a copy of Watership Down by Richard Adams and read on. Not only will you be out in a land of green, but you will encounter some amazing characters mostly in the form of the rabbits you will meet there. Fiver, nickname for the fifth in a litter, is small but has great visions, dreams and nightmares. He feels trouble before it happens. Who listens to him? It is his older brother, Hazel, shrewd, open-minded, kind and not old enough for rabbit leadership in their warren. Their friends are the industrious, intelligent Blackberry and the swift Dandelion, great teller of tales who join Hazel and Fiver in leaving the warren after Fiver’s and Hazel’s meeting with Chief Rabbit does not convince that leader to order all rabbits to flee the warren.
But other rabbits do believe Fiver’s sense of danger of impending human destruction of their habitat, including Bigwig, a prominent member of the rabbit patrol who brings the Chief Rabbit’s nephew, Silver, and a solid, young buck, Buckthorn, to Hazels’ group, which now includes as well Hawkbit, Acorn, Speedwell and Pipkin, a rabbit as small as Fiver. And the odyssey begins. What a series of adventures occur! The rabbits cross rivers, fight dogs, cats, rats, get caught in snares, meet up with strange, passive rabbits and with very aggressive warlike rabbits. The latter are led by General Woundwort, a most, ferocious and violent rabbit. The action of this book is swift and frenetic. At times the story is quite a page turner. Is Bigwig going to die? Will Fiver fall into a coma because of his visions? Will any member of this band of rabbits survive? It is quite a special world, this world of Watership Down.
On Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 7 P.M., Kill Your TV Reading Group will discuss Watership Down. Come join the fun. Meanwhile Logos is the place to shop for Rosh Hashanah cards, books and gift ideas. as well as for the start of the school year. The Sacred Texts Group led by Richard Curtis will be starting its discussion of the Gospel of Matthew. Children’s Story Time is at 3 P.M. every Monday with Dvorah.
Upcoming Events at Logos
• Wednesday, September 6, 2006 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
• Monday, September 18, 2006 at 7 P.M., The Sacred Texts Group led by Richard Curtis will discuss The Gospel of Matthew.
• Wednesday, October 4, 2006 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss Watership Down by Richard Adams.
Transit: 4,5,6 Subways to Lexington Avenue and 86th St., M86 Bus (86th St.), M79 Bus (79th St.), M31 Bus (York Ave.), M15 Bus (1st and 2nd Aves.