Book Seven: Watership Down

Watership Down, Richard Adams

I hereby re-dub this book Watership Downer.

My recommendation to you is to not read this book after a good friend passes away. You will probably be too preoccupied with the futility of life to appreciate this book, and will want to tell these little rabbits to just give it up already, you're just going to die, what's it all worth, anyhow? You will want to read the book, but will be so sad that when you pick up the book you will just put it down again. You will love this book, but will wish you had chosen a better, happier time to choose to read it. And even when you reach the end of the book, after you feel like you've processed everything and are starting to feel better, reading the last two pages will hit you in a way you didn't know was possible and will make you sob like a baby.

I hate to be so grim, but this was tough for me. It is probably both a good and a bad thing that Watership Down will always remind me of my friend Rickey.


Blogger librarianista said...

I'm so sorry about your friend, Arajane.

March 16, 2009 at 6:11 PM  
Anonymous bellcurves said...

Oh, no, AraJane. I, too, am very sorry to hear about your friend.

March 17, 2009 at 11:10 AM  

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