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Riddley Walker - Russell Hoban
Riddley Walker
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Riddley Walker The stunning and unique novel which is hailed as a modern classic Full description
Riddley Walker The stunning and unique novel which is hailed as a modern classic Full description
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781408832240 (1408832240)
ASIN: 1408832240
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 235
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 Sum Tyms Bytin Sum Tyms Bit: "Riddley Walker" by Russell Hoban
"People ask me how I got from St. Eustace to Riddley Walker and all I can say is that it's a matter of being friends with your head. Things come into the mind and wait to hook up with other things; there are places that can heighten your responses, and if you let your head go its own way it might, w...
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Darth Pedant rated it
3.0 Pas The Sarvering Gallack Seas. . .
This book did my head in. To deliberately mangle punctuation, grammar, spelling, and syntax nearly beyond recognition is a lot harder than it sounds, and even harder still to come out with a cohesive, fascinating story at the end of it. Russel Hoban did it brilliantly. The world building is fantas...
Farnaz rated it
5.0 Riddley Walker
The language style (not writing but language) is very peculiar and unusual. This was done purposefully by the writer to show the future, long after the nuclear wars when there're left no social and cultural prerequisites to speak grammatically correct. So it may cause some confusion while reading bu...
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4.0 Riddley Walker / Russell Hoban
Set in a remote future in a post-nuclear holocaust England (Inland), Hoban has imagined a humanity regressed to an iron-age, semi-literate state--and invented a language to represent it. Riddley is at once the Huck Finn and the Stephen Dedalus of his culture--rebel, change agent, and artist. Some ...
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