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A Taste for Rabbit

A Taste for Rabbit In the tradition of WATERSHIP DOWN comes a brilliant novel about foxes rabbits and the cold calculation that leads to war Imagine a world in which there are no people but foxes are civilized They w

  • Title: A Taste for Rabbit
  • Author: Linda Zuckerman
  • ISBN: 9780439869775
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the tradition of WATERSHIP DOWN comes a brilliant novel about foxes, rabbits, and the cold calculation that leads to war.Imagine a world in which there are no people, but foxes are civilized They wear clothes, they fight, they elect corrupt officials They eat all kinds of things, but only lower orders with limited brainpower Like mice Or rabbits Now imagine that onIn the tradition of WATERSHIP DOWN comes a brilliant novel about foxes, rabbits, and the cold calculation that leads to war.Imagine a world in which there are no people, but foxes are civilized They wear clothes, they fight, they elect corrupt officials They eat all kinds of things, but only lower orders with limited brainpower Like mice Or rabbits Now imagine that one day the rabbits disappear, and slowly develop their OWN society away from the foxes What happens when the two societies once again collide A TASTE FOR RABBIT is a brilliant, piercing look at Harry the Fox, Quentin the Rabbit, the price of honor, and the animal parts of human nature.

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    1. Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadTooAs a world is wreaked with havoc, two unlikely heroes emerge in order to find peace and unity before the problem goes too far.The story takes place in the woods where both rabbits and foxes are civilized creatures, with their own government, attire, and entertainment. In the beginning, both species lived together. However, the rabbits had gone off since the foxes were more like predators and they were the prey.Years later, a winter [...]

    2. "A Taste for Rabbit" is a book whose premise is more tantalizing than the actual storyline itself. Rabbits who fight moral and political corruption by going against the system somehow tied into the sibling rivalry between two foxes in an entirely different neck of the woods is interesting yet is portrayed in an average, strictly-sticking-to-facts manner. We don't get much of a glimpse into the world of our anthropomorphic cast asides from the "Look, they're just like humans except everything is [...]

    3. The best way for me to describe this book is if Disney's Zootopia didn't go with the whole "they eat bugs" concept for explaining the carnivores' food source and instead kept the predator/prey angle intact. This is a world where animals can talk, but just some of them, all of them mammalian. There are talking foxes, weasels, badgers, and raccoons in this book and they say that wolves and ermine can also talk. There are also rabbits. Some rabbits are eaten and it's as unnerving as you would think [...]

    4. The book opens in Foxboro, a town (civilization) of foxes that has fallen on hard times because of a long, cold winter. Harry the fox, is standing in a line to get food, without much hope of there being food when he reaches the market. He goes home with nothing and remembers the fortress in the woods which is rumored to be inhabited by rabbits. He determines to hunt his prey and investigate the fortress. His mannerisms and habits are slovenly and self-serving. Meanwhile, the reader is introduced [...]

    5. The book, "Taste for Rabbits" talks about the harsh life of the foxes and the rabbits. When a fox named Harry's brother tells him to capture some rabbits to eat, Harry accepted it. At the rabbits domain, a rabbit named "Quentin" and his friends are investigating the disappearance of rabbits. But when Harry and Quentin gets in trouble and meets with each other, they realized the dangerous trade with Harry's brother, Isaac and fellow rabbits Dan and Wally. They teamed up together along with Quenti [...]

    6. Harry is a fox who lives in Foxboro during a time of deprivation. Winter has been harsh, and food is scarce. His brother, Isaac, leads the government, and while the two haven’t gotten along since childhood, Isaac is entrusting Harry with the task of finding an old fortress reputedly full of rabbits.Quentin is a rabbit who lives in the fortress. Strange disappearances have been occurring in his world, and his government is enacting strict laws to enforce security. When he runs into a childhood [...]

    7. A sort of strange read I didn't get the chance to figure the "official" target audience - didn't think I would have to. But the way that this book is written, it's extremely difficult to tell:On one hand, you have the sort of simple structure and lack of detail expected of a book for very young children. But on the other hand, you have characters being beaten to near-death and entire families being eaten (complete with the feeling of blood in one's mouth. Great.). Not only that, but it just does [...]

    8. This was a remarkable book, although I'm not sure I can tell you [or even know myself] why. It was much deeper than I expected, which was a good thing. Throughout the story, the reader begins to understand that the 'animal societies' in the book are metaphorical, or anaphoric, or analogical - or whatever other words you can possibly use to describe that feeling. "A Taste for Rabbit" explored surprisingly dark political themes; it was a beautiful cross-examination of the corrupt & feral side [...]

    9. This is a book I would never have discovered if I hadn't been determined to read the entire Young Adult section of my library in backwards alphabetical order. I read it 3 years ago and have just finished re-reading it. This book is amazing. When I originally picked it up, I thought it would be a mediocre book and I put off reading it. What I got was an extremely well thought out novel which challenged me to think more about the human consciousness. The twists in this book are manifold, and most [...]

    10. Je m'attendais à un roman plus enfantin, et bien pas du tout ! Quelle bonne surprise ! Certes, des animaux sont au coeur de l'intrigue, mais leurs agissements et leurs pensées sont tellement calqués sur le modèle humain. Alors, on trouve des magouilles politiques, des kidnappings, des trahisons, des meurtres, de gros profits sur le dos des plus malheureux, des êtres égarés qui ne savent plus à quel saint se vouer L'ambiance n'est pas à la fête, mais c'est justement ce climat sombre et [...]

    11. I actually didn't finish this book - perhaps I will at some point. I didn't like the way the characters were animals, but for no reason. There was barely anything animalistic about them. They lived in towns, wore clothes, and ate people food. The story would have changed little if the characters were people or imaginary beings. I'm more into animal characters that are actually animals, like Watership Down (arguably my favorite book). So, maybe the story gets interesting later, but halfway throug [...]

    12. The fox society has more freedom than the rabbit society but there are corrupt officials and there is hunger throughout the land. The rabbit society has fewer freedoms and they live in a walled fortress. Harry the fox takes a job given to him by his corrupt brother, Quentin the rabbit must flee the walled fortress. Their paths intersect in the forest and they must trust each other. Good read, I should have some students, particularly boys who will enjoy it.

    13. I grabbed this book randomly out of the pile of new book orders and though I didn't think it was anything great, it didn't annoy me enough to stop reading it, either. It's about animals who can speak and think and who have their own cities, and it focuses primarily on a society of foxes and a soceity of rabbits, both of which have corrupt political leadership. The plot follows a fox, Harry, and a rabbit, Quentin, as they uncover the corruption.

    14. I love xenofiction and found this one to be a delight. It was dark, political, and at times cute and warm. The premise involves the disappearance/kidnapping of rabbits and the over-militant endeavors of the rich and powerful. The horrible truth, uncovered by the likeliest of unlikely heros, is too terrible for words to describe.In the end, just realize that there's always someone out to get you. But luckily, being a rabbit, you can just hop away really quickly!

    15. I really liked this book. I enjoyed examining the societal differences presented by all the different animals and I thought the story that was told was fascinating. I really liked the progression of the story, and how both of the speakers throughout are outsiders, but also more connected to things around them than those 'normal' folk. I liked the twists and turns the story takes, and felt very must satisfied in the end.

    16. Besides being an excellent allegory to the holocaust, A Taste for Rabbit is in and of itself an fantastic fiction piece. As a strictly fiction piece, it is rather predictable, yet it still manages to hold interest and suspense. It is also a striking - albeit unrealistic - allegory to the holocaust, what with the kidnapping of citizens and forcing them to give their lives.

    17. A story about political and moral corruption concerning a society of foxes and rabbits. The author had a lot to say, directly and indirectly, about many things in modern society, but at the heart, she told a decent tale. Definitely far edgier than the Mistmantle Chronicles and from what I remember, even Redwall.

    18. The comparisons to Animal Farm are inevitable, so I kept looking for this to be an allegory to our post-9/11 political situation, but it didn't hold together that way. (Full review at parenthetical/2011/03/)

    19. A fun fantasy story that gets you thinking outside the box. While sometimes the story can be slightly juvenile and a little far fetched, the loveable characters and origonal story are worth looking into.Intrest Rate: 6Difficulty Rate: 4Originality Rate: 8

    20. My friend Linda Zuckerman is nominated for an Oregon Book Award this year, for this book. So far it is a good young adult mystery. It has really interesting characters and an original plot. Good fantasy adventure with action that will involve the young readers.

    21. Nicely plotted animal fantasy. The ideas were more impressive than the writing, but the ideas were pretty damn impressive.

    22. It's a pretty slow book so far, but its very detailed. A lot of it makes me feel like I'm there. As if I am Henry. The story about how his brother became crippled made me feel so bad for him

    23. The wolves and rabbits in this world have the best (and worst) human traits--compassion, courage, and, for some, an unending thirst for power.

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