The author of my favorite novel, Watership Down, has also passed away.
There are lots of novels, and I have lots of qualifiers on my favorites. Huckleberry Finn is my favorite American novel, and The Haunting of Hill House is my favorite novel written by a woman. Watership Down is my favorite of all, and I’m not really sure how that came about.
It’s such an unassuming story, about a bunch of rabbits that move down the road, and I believe that’s why I like it. It’s a masterpiece of scale. It makes you appreciate how many fierce, life or death, goodness versus darkness sagas are playing out right in front of you, underneath your oblivious nose.