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Richard Adams died - Watership Down ...

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  1. Cadfael

    Cadfael

    Jan 4, 2013
    Germany, EU
    Richard Adams, the author of "Watership Down" down died at the age of 95 year ...
    Full of years and the age to say goodbye ...

    "Watership Down", the "bible" or the "Book of Moses" of the rabbits ...
    Much more than just a nice novel or film ...
    I started to read the book 35 years ago and couldn't stop until the end ...
    Much more depth than the (nice) film!



    Rest in peace - or hop over the English hills, together with El-ahrairahs, Bigwig and Fiver ...
    *cry* ...
     
  2. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Oh dang, one of my favorite movies ever.

    -Mike
     
  3. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    SW WA, USA
    ^^^

    Ha, I refused to watch the movie. I didn't want it ruining the book.

    I did, however, write to Richard Adams. I'm sure it was typical fan mail from someone too young to truly appreciate that book. I got a nice note and signed photo back. I still have it.
     
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  4. Only saw the movie, but I read Brian Jacques "Redwall" series religiously as a kid, and he was heavily influenced by Mr. Adams work. RIP.
     
  5. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    Great book.
    Rest In Peace Mr. Adams
     
  6. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Read the book when I was an adolescent. Been a VERY rough year for celebrities.
     
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  7. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I read the book in school, then watched the movie.
    I don't remember the book, but I sure remember the movie.

    -Mike
     
  8. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Read the book.
    Then read a few of his others.
    Plague Dogs - very dark, yet very sweet.
    Shardik - pretty far out and interesting.
    Both worth reading.
    RIP.
     
  9. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    i hadn't heard - this is very sad news :(
     
  10. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    SW WA, USA

    That may be because the pictures you made in your head while you read the book were completely replaced by the pictures you saw on the screen while you watched the movie.
     
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  11. You've read the book
    You've seen the film
    Now eat the pie

    Richard Adams R.I.P
     
  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I'm sure you're right.
    I don't like to read, so I'll take the movie every time.
    A movie with subtitles? That's like the ultimate torture for me.

    I started watching a show called 'The Bomber' on Hulu after reading some good reviews about it. I realized it's in Russian, with subtitles, so I said forget it. It may be good, but I'm not putting myself through all that work.

    -Mike
     
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