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Watership Down is my most re-read book. In fact, Iím overdue for another.
I've never read it, but have heard good things - so I got a copy off Ebay. Will be starting it soon.
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Never heard of Watership Down until this thread. After reading a few of the reviews off Amazon and Goodreads, I headed on over to ebay and purchased a copy. It sounds like a very profound story with various metaphors and themes that humans can relate to. It also seems like it can be a bit of a tough read at times, though. Should I have my Kleenex ready?
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Never heard of Watership Down until this thread. After reading a few of the reviews off Amazon and Goodreads, I headed on over to ebay and purchased a copy. It sounds like a very profound story with various metaphors and themes that humans can relate to. It also seems like it can be a bit of a tough read at times, though. Should I have my Kleenex ready?
I'm about 2/3 through and haven't felt the need for kleenex yet. Also not finding it tough at all; quite the opposite, actually. A very easy and pleasant read, and hard to put down. So far, this book has strong potential to become one of my favorites.

The following comments are for those who have already read the book. Don't want to spoil anything (even though there aren't really spoilers in my comments?):
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Going into it with no knowledge other than "rabbits", I had the assumption Watership Down would have something to do with a rescue from a submarine-type ship. And early on, when the rabbits used a piece of wood to float the little guys across the stream, I assumed this was foreshadowing for the submarine part! I now know better and think that England has weird names for places.




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Watership Down is one of a handful of books I definitely want to read before I die. I’ve never head of anyone reading it and not loving it.
Also on that list: Animal Farm, the Redwall series, and the Earthsea series.
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Watership Down is one of a handful of books I definitely want to read before I die. Iíve never head of anyone reading it and not loving it.
Also on that list: Animal Farm, the Redwall series, and the Earthsea series.
For those last three: yes, yes and yes.

They are all quite different but all worth reading.
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Never heard of the Redwall series, so I Googled it. It's listed as "children's book". Should I let that be a concern, or does that mean it's still good - just doesn't have a lot of sex?
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Never heard of the Redwall series, so I Googled it. It's listed as "children's book". Should I let that be a concern, or does that mean it's still good - just doesn't have a lot of sex?
Itís meant for kids but theyíre still well written adventure stories. After the first dozen, they can get a bit repetitive but the world is so amazing to live in you donít mind.

No sex, but plenty of deaths. And so many food references. Donít read if youíre trying to diet.
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Dieting is not a concern Looking for the book now. Just snagged A Wizard of Earthsea, too. This thread has been very handy for helping me get books I have overlooked - or never heard of!
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Another in the fantasy genre: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel.
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Finished Watership Down today. Didn't want it to end!! This is now one of my favorite books.
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Finished Watership Down today. Didn't want it to end!! This is now one of my favorite books.
There is a companion book called Tales of Watership Down. It has a few stories set after the main book and some set during the events of the original story.

Itís not required reading nor does it ďruinĒ the original. Itís just a few other little bits.
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There is a companion book called Tales of Watership Down. It has a few stories set after the main book and some set during the events of the original story.

Itís not required reading nor does it ďruinĒ the original. Itís just a few other little bits.
I finally bought this a few years ago but was always hesitant to read it. I love WD so much that Iíd hate anything to blemish it. But Iíll dive in now, thanks Milo.

Also have somehow never read his other novels. Any recommendations there?
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I haven't read Watership Down since I was a teenager. We just watched the movie and we liked that. I suppose I should read it again.

I read the Earthsea Trilogy about the same time. Good stuff. The first book was The Hero Discovered, which of course appealed to me the most. I should re-read those too. I'm sure that at my age now I'll get a lot more out of the book about death.
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I Love You, Beth Cooper by Larry Doyle




It's hilarious. They made a poor movie adaptation of it though. The book is so much better than the movie.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was a personal favorite of mine in high school.

I also really like the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith, but the author is quite controversial right now. The TV series adaptation is quite good.
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I finally bought this a few years ago but was always hesitant to read it. I love WD so much that Iíd hate anything to blemish it. But Iíll dive in now, thanks Milo.

Also have somehow never read his other novels. Any recommendations there?
Of his other works, I've only read Plague Dogs and be prepared to have your heart ripped right out of your ribcage with that one.
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Les Chant de Maldoror by Comte de Lautrťamont. This book has inspired hundreds of Surrealist artists and bands.
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I'm excited to read Watership Down. I've only seen the animation and it crushed me.
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My favorite book is Contact from Carl Sagan

But the movie is very bad



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