Richard Adams, the author of Watership Down, died over Christmas. He was 96. I only read the book a few years ago, and really love the folkloric aspect of the stories of Frith, El-ahrairah, and the Black Rabbit of Inle. When I was growing up, it was often said that the book was about communist rabbits, but it was not really about that at all, and was so much more. It’s a wonderful book!