Richard Adams – RIP

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I cannot believe another loved author has died. The news this past year has been full of the death of loved music literary people we cared about deeply.

Richard Adams, author of Watership Down passed away at the grand old age of 96.

I turned on the early morning news and I heard the news. Watership Down was a book many of us read years and years ago as young people. We hadn’t exposure to many books as this ‘back then’ and it left a big imprint.

The story of a family of rabbits, dear Fiver, and the perils they faced. I was only thinking the other day as I sorted through  box of books I pulled out of the closet I should reread this book. It has been a long time.

Do others have thoughts on this story?

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Do you remember what you were doing in life when you first read it?

Author: travellinpenguin

I live in Tasmania, Australia. I ride a 350cc Piaggio scooter as I travel the state and sometimes the world searching for vintage Penguin books to add to my archive. My goal is to keep them out of landfill as they are wonderful old books. I travel, socialise, read a lot and have my friend the Travellin' Penguin who accompanies as I traverse through life and books.

5 thoughts on “Richard Adams – RIP”

  1. i started this work when i had nothing else to read, but rapidly became entranced with it; a memorable reading experience… i think that was back when i was working in a gas station and being suitably depressed by my circumstances… which improved later, thank goodness…

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  2. I discovered Watership Down when I majored in English at university – so much for the Disney idea that it’s a children’s book! I was fascinated by it; we read it as an allegory in company with The Pilgrim’s Progress. I’ve re-read it since, and like you, I am considering reading it again.

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  3. I’ve never read this book. Surprising, huh? They didn’t mention his death on this evening’s national news. Richard Adams lived to a ripe old age of 96. I’d say that was pretty good.

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