Books: Puppy Love

THE PLAGUE DOGS by Richard Adams Knopf; 390 pages; $10.95

Like his enormously successful Watership Down and Shardik, Richard Adams' third novel relies heavily on animal magnetism. This time out, two plucky dogs named Rowf and Snitter escape from an experimental station in the English Lake District, where they have been treated bestially by doctors. Freedom means surviving in the inhospitable countryside and dodging much of the British population, which incorrectly believes the animals have been inoculated with plague. On their journey the beleaguered canines are aided by a roguish fox. It is...

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