I know this is a little vague, but it's been a long time since I read the book. If I remember correctly, the guys world is a forest and it rains all of the time. It's science fiction and the main character is a young guy. I read it in English in the early 80s. By today's standards it was a short novel, probably less then 130 pages.

On further reflection, I seem to recall the author may have written about Saturn - anybody remember any stories about rainforests on Saturn?

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    Can you recall anything else? A disproportionate share of science fiction protagonists are “young guys,” and rainy jungle worlds are not uncommon in science fiction. I’d be surprised if this didn’t match hundreds of works, at least.
    – Adamant
    Feb 6, 2017 at 14:16
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    The first thing that comes to mind is Ray Bradbury's short story "The Long Rain". Can you confirm or deny this is what you're looking for?
    – SQB
    Feb 6, 2017 at 15:35
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    @SQB - I’m not sure we should try to guess on such a broad question (that’s why I closed it). I do suspect that a short story is one of the works that will not fit, since they mentioned a novel.
    – Adamant
    Feb 6, 2017 at 15:38
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    @SQB et al. I figured it out. How do I note this? Thanks to your prompting I did some further hunting and found it - "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury. My recollection was way off. Itsy bitsy short story.
    – decuser
    Feb 6, 2017 at 17:42
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    before the space probes in the early 1960s one of the standard depictions of Venus in science fiction was a rain forest with a lot of rain. And there are lots of other jungle planets in science fiction. Feb 8, 2017 at 21:16


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