Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Watership Down

Shameful admission: I've never read 'Watership Down'. 

I remembered this only when I was looking in the used book section and found it there waiting for me.

I am currently caught up in a wonderful story. It's so good. I don't know why it has taken me 40 years to get around to reading this.

18 comments:

JayCee said...

The author once lived in the house next door to our previous home. It is said that he was inspired to write the book by seeing all the rabbits in his garden. We did get rather a lot of them.

Debby said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JayCee said...

Oops, just checked my facts. He actually wrote A Nature Diary when living next door. He had already written Watership Down by then..
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.manxradio.com/news/isle-of-man-news/watership-down-authors-unlikely-manx-past/&ved=2ahUKEwiqtamwrOrzAhVFsKQKHftRCz0QFnoECAMQAQ&usg=AOvVaw0r_6IJy3gXQr9h1YURSXpg

Bob said...

I never read it either. Now I will.

Anvilcloud said...

I still haven't read it.

Ellen D. said...

I am losing track of what I have read and what I have not read! I have found myself reading a book and thinking "this sounds so familiar" and realizing that I have already read it! But then I can't remember how it ends so I usually read it again anyway...

Margaret said...

It was one of my late husband's favorites and he wasn't a reader. I've never read it either.

Steve Reed said...

I read it many years ago -- I think I was in middle school. I loved it! I'm not sure I fully appreciated its symbolism and allegories, though.

Kelly said...

After sitting on my shelf for more than twenty years, I finally read it about nine years ago. It made my top ten favorites from that year. Better late than never.

Debby said...

Let me know what you think.

northsider said...

Art Garfunkel 'Bright Eyes' comes to mind Debby.

Kris said...

And when you're done with that:
The Brave Little Toaster by Thomas M. Disch
(a fairy tale for small appliances....)

Marksgran said...

I have to be honest and say I haven't read many of the 'classics'! I love reading but I didn't do much when I was younger which is really when you tend to read these things. Now its all Danielle Steele and the likes. I might try to download this to my kindle and give it a try on your recommendation!

Ed said...

I haven't read it either and probably won't I guess. I prefer non-fiction for my entertainment.

sparklingmerlot said...

The Plague Dogs by the same author is another really good read.

Red said...

It took me years before I finally read this great story. I listened to many people talk about how good it was.

Debby said...

Northsider, it was a nice video, but I loved watching the snippets from the movie. I think when I'm done, I'd like to see the the movie. It is beautifully animated.

I'd be interested to hear what the rest of you think.

Ed...you sound like Tim.

Kay said...

I did love that book and enjoyed the animated movie based on the book too. I looked at bunnies a whole different way after reading it.