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Influenced more by Seven Samurai, Zulu and Joss Whedon than by Watership Down, Warren Peace is about a young, nervous rabbit with an easy life.... until the foxes come. With his friends and family’s lives in danger, Cuetip must undertake a perilous journey out into the big world to find help. On the way, he also finds terror, sadness, friendship, cats, hilarity and perhapsInfluenced more by Seven Samurai, Zulu and Joss Whedon than by Watership Down, Warren Peace is about a young, nervous rabbit with an easy life.... until the foxes come. With his friends and family’s lives in danger, Cuetip must undertake a perilous journey out into the big world to find help. On the way, he also finds terror, sadness, friendship, cats, hilarity and perhaps most important of all, courage. A novel about talking animals, but definitely not for smaller children....

Title : Warren Peace
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ISBN : 9781291071627
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 309 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Warren Peace Reviews

  • Erica Fairs
    2019-02-05 07:59

    To be honest, had I seen this book on the shelves of a bookshop or library, I would probably not have picked it up. And that would have been a big mistake. However, I have a high regard for Mr Wombat, a Twitter pal and so I ventured into the realms of Warren Peace. Do read this book. Please. These are not little furry animals with human voices. They have their own voices and are totally endearing. Except for the furry 'baddies'. I 'saw' this story unfolding in my head, as in a film. Harrison Ford could have a great part in it! I could 'see' Cuetip, Kizzy, Amro and all the others. It is, how can I say, a very 'visual' book and that is one of the reasons it held me entranced. It also made me laugh, which was good. It also made me cry (which is extremely unusual)and it is for that reason alone I've lopped off a star. No-one makes me cry and gets away with it! Roll on Volume 2, that's what I say!

  • Janlynn
    2019-02-03 03:20

    Such a wonderfully written story. Very funny, sad, and different type of book for me to read. I'm usually only reading romance novels....this has everything & kept my interest in finding out what would happen. Would recommend this book for everyone to read.

  • Michael Wombat
    2019-02-17 03:12

    Well I wrote the thing, so I think it's brilliant.

  • Mary Ellen
    2019-01-24 06:56

    DISCLAIMER: I received a free copy of this book from a Good Reads Giveaway for review purposes. Now that the lawyers are happy, on to the review.An endearing and funny book. Whenever a story involves sentient animals, it's a struggle to keep them relatable without turning them into tiny humans in fur suits. Warren Peace manages this balance well. The rabbits are still rabbit-y, the foxes vulpine, and the cats feline, but you'll still find yourself rooting for your favorites. Individual characters are simple but still three-dimensional enough to be distinct from one another. In fact you'll probably want to know more about them than you ultimately get to. The world is an interesting one, embroidered with lots of fun details. Who doesn't want to know about rabbit math or cat religion? (Fun fact: rabbits appear to count the same way math-phobic lawyers do.) And it's refreshing to read a story where cats are the good guys for once.The violent bits are brief but suitably unsettling. In no way gratuitous, they establish the real menace facing our animal heroes. Meanwhile the sense of humor throughout the book is a welcome spice to the narrative. Overall an enjoyable read with charm and giggles to spare. And bunnies. Who doesn't like bunnies?

  • Alliterative
    2019-01-28 01:15

    An excellent read with very vivid and life-like characters, which is remarkable given that they are rabbits, cats, and foxes. Wombat has a gift for characterisation and dialogue. Recommended!

  • Alex Brightsmith
    2019-01-31 07:57

    I started this book a little tentatively, and only partly because I wasn’t entirely sure about ‘a book about talking animals’. Mainly it was because, for reasons that will become apparent to anyone who reads it, I really, really wanted to like it, and I knew I was in a hypercritical mood.I don’t know why I was worried, though. As someone who already knows Michael Wombat’s writing from his various blogs and from Twitter, I should have had more confidence that his warmth and charm, and his assured style would shine through.So, first, the Watership Down question. I’m not sure I’m the best person to refute this one, since it’s so long since I read Watership Down that I’m not even sure I have read it, or if I just vaguely remember the film. But certainly, in as far as you can trust my distinctly rusty memory on anything, you can trust me that Warren Peace is not a Watership Down rip-off. Naturally there are parallels. Many of the key characters are rabbits and their warren is threatened, but in the average life of a rabbit it’s difficult to imagine anything else happening that would upset them enough to provide any kind of dramatic tension. It would probably be for the best if you pushed all Watership Down related thoughts to the back of your mind and supressed them ruthlessly.And secondly, some warnings. If you’re just going to get picky the moment foxes turn up in a pack, this book is probably not for you . . . although I would generally be that picky person, and I’m glad I had a reason to persevere beyond my misgivings. Likewise, if you prefer your talking animals cute and fluffy and if at all possible partially clothed, possibly better to give this a miss. These are rabbits that kick and bite . . . and, when occasion permits, wriggle their bottoms suggestively.And finally, the positive bit. I’ve told you why not to read this book. If, on the other hand, you want to be amused and entertained, teased and charmed, by a writer with a beautiful ear for accents, a sly humour, and a fascinating line on the mysticism of cats, then I thoroughly recommend giving this a try.Best moment? Malley’s mangled rallying speech, which left me genuinely unsure whether I wanted to laugh or cry or just burst with vicarious pride.

  • Nicole
    2019-02-11 08:13

    I was excited to read this book. Rabbits, right? Similar to Watership Down perhaps? But sadly, no. Not even comparable to that timeless piece of literature. This book was awful. The rabbits were basically humanoids. They talked like humans and acted like humans. I realize these are personified animals, and that's pretty much all I want to read in a book these days, but I just couldn't bring myself to appreciate how the characters were written. And the book jumped around a ton. It went from one rabbits POV to the next one's without any kind of break. And the grammatical and spelling errors were countless. That is one thing that really turns me off as a reader. Cuetip as a character just bothered me. He wasn't very well developed, in my opinion. His story was just too.. I don't even know. But the plot just didn't seem whole. There were major things missing. The ending was too abrupt. I could go on. I don't recommend this book to anyone looking for something similar to Watership Down.

  • Vivian
    2019-02-11 00:05

    When I read, it is imperative I can put myself in the book. The most productive way to do this is through description. From the very first sentence to the very end...I was caught up in the vivid and detailed descriptions. The characters, the environment, everything about the book evokes my imagination and had me actively participating in the story.I am anxious to share this book with family and friends. It is well written and even though it did have a few "unsavory" moments...once I picked it up, there was no putting it down until I was finished. When I like a book, I always read it twice to make sure I catch anything I might have left behind the first time. I will read this one again for sure.

  • Alice
    2019-02-20 07:52

    This is a brilliant, fun read. You can read it to your kids but read it for yourself too. My favourite parts are Malley's attempts to speak a foreign language. Oh and the rabbits way of counting which has already made it into my family vocabulary! I'd like to read more of these characters, I really think a series would be popular. Mr Wombat, thanks for sharing with us and keep posting the pics of the real life characters!

  • Vic Heaney
    2019-02-21 00:59

    I don't know if this is intended to be a children's story but, at the age of 72, I found it rivetting. Wonderful characterisation and anthropomorphism. Splendid writing. Most excellent. But what I really want to know is this - is Michael Wombat the author's real name? I have a wife who is fascinated by wombats and I am not sure to tell her that they can write books. :-)

  • L.R. David
    2019-01-28 01:20

    What a delightful tail(!) a thrilling story, which clearly wears its influences from Kurosawa on it's virtual Kindle sleeve. A great balance of action and humour, sharply drawn characters and nicely pitched dialogue. And it suffused with northern charm and wit. Belting.

  • Theresa Bowles
    2019-02-01 03:16

    I loved this book. I couldn't put it down once I started. It is a story of an average little joe that becomes a hero while he is just trying to help his friends. He overcomes his fears and with the help of newfound friends (and lifelong ones also) stands up to his enemy...and prevails!

  • Spiffykates
    2019-02-17 23:58

    It was an imaginative adventure! Very well done Sir Wombat, I greatly enjoyed your book!

  • Kate
    2019-01-24 01:56

    Brilliantly funny, touching and full of genuine warmth for the characters. One that I'll definitely be passing onto my older kids.

  • Becky
    2019-02-03 03:53

    A gripping adventure as a colony of rabbits seek unlikely allies to save them from a savage group of foxes. Both dramatic and funny in turn. Hard to put down

  • Aven
    2019-02-11 08:06

    Amusing, fast-paced, and quite touching in places. I quite like the heroic cats, myself. A good adventure story with satisfyingly nasty villains and a cute hero--what more could you want? :)