Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Richard Adams (1920-2016)

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.

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