Since my dog is turning 10 today … what animal-related books have you read? Which do you love? Do you have a favorite literary dog? (Snoopy, anyone?)
I can’t think of a favorite literary dog. I rarely read books written from a dog’s perspective, so recommendations are welcome.
But the best animal-related book I’ve ever read is Watership Down, which can be summed up as “bunnies at war”—but it’s so much more. It manages that difficult trick of writing about animals without being tempted to humanize them and make them cute and cuddly. These are rabbits, through and through, trying to make sense of the world around them with their own lapine outlook, and it’s a rollicking adventure yarn to boot.