But no one talks about Richard Adams' other stuff... I just finished Watership Down and it was very good.. so I searched the forum for opinions of his next book, Shardik and came up with nothing... why do we hear nothing about Adams' other books?
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One look at amazon.com shows that tales was not well received... however, Shardik does seem well received... Shardik was the next published book by him. I ordered it today.. will give it a shot.Thadlerian said:I started to read The Plague Dogs, but it didn't quite appeal to me. Perhaps I expected it to bee too much like Watership Down (my favourite book ever). But after reading Tales from Watership Down I've started doubting whether Adams' skills are absolute, or that WD perhaps might have been just a lucky shot Tales is bad.
I thought Maia was very good. As you say each of the books were very different. For someone so famous you don't seem to see his other book cropping up much and I certianly think Maia should be more publicised.beenorthern said:In addition to *Watership Down*, I quite like *Maia*, which is very like Tanith Lee's *A Heroine of the World*. Each of Richard Adams' books seems to be quite different from the others, so no-one is going to like them all.