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Richard Adams, author of Watership Down and other incredible books, has passed away at 96--a shining example of how it's never too late to start writing (WD, his first book, came out when he was in his early 50s.)  RIP, sir.

Obit in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/dec/27/watership-down-author-richard-adams-dies-aged-96
#1 - December 27, 2016, 01:23 PM
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One of my favorite books! Thank you for that. RIP Richard Adams.
#2 - December 27, 2016, 01:30 PM
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a shining example of how it's never too late to start writing (WD, his first book, came out when he was in his early 50s.)  RIP, sir.
Indeed!

WD is one of my all-time favorite books, too. I was sixteen the first time I read it. I always wanted my husband and son to read it, but couldn't get them interested until I bought it on audio for a very long road trip. They both loved it, which made me very happy. :love5
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Oh, I loved WD. And I love seeing authors live to a ripe old age.
#4 - December 27, 2016, 04:10 PM
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The only thing that makes me less sad about his death is that he had a long, full life. Watership Down was a book inread as a child and then appreciated on a whole new level as an adult. Amazing book.
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Watership Down, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Hobbit. Three books that made me a reader. Thank you, Mr. Adams. Thank you so very much.  :bunny2 :bunny2 :bunny2  :love5
#6 - December 27, 2016, 05:16 PM
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We've lost so many artistic icons in 2016. RIP.
#7 - December 27, 2016, 05:37 PM
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I'm another one who loved and admired Adam's artistry in Watership Down. I reread it every now and then and it gets me every time. Rest in peace, Mr. Adams.  :bunny2
#8 - December 28, 2016, 09:07 AM
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"My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today."

This was my all-time favorite book for years; I've read it more than a dozen times. (If you haven't read the sequel, "Tales From Watership Down," it's worthwhile, although not nearly as epic.) Mr. Adams will be missed and remembered; very happy for him that he lived such a long life and passed peacefully.
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