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Riddley Walker (Paperback)
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Riddley Walker (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 22/09/1998
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"A hero with Huck Finn's heart and charm, lighting by El Greco and jokes by Punch and Judy...Riddley Walker is haunting and fiercely imagined and-this matters most-intensely ponderable." -Benjamin DeMott, The New York Times Book Review "This is what literature is meant to be." -Anthony Burgess "Russell Hoban has brought off an extraordinary feat of imagination and style...The conviction and consistency are total. Funny, terrible, haunting and unsettling, this book is a masterpiece." -Anthony Thwaite, Observer "Extraordinary...Suffused with melancholy and wonder, beautifully written, Riddley Walker is a novel that people will be reading for a long, long time." -Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World "Stunning, delicious, designed to prevent the modern reader from becoming stupid." -John Leonard, The New York Times "Highly enjoyable...An intriguing plot...Ferociously inventive." -Walter Clemons, Newsweek "Astounding...Hoban's soaring flight of imagination is that golden rarity, a dazzlingly realized work of genius." -Jane Clapperton, Cosmopolitan "An imaginative intensity that is rare in contemporary fiction.' -Paul Gray, Time Riddley Walker is a brilliant, unique, completely realized work of fiction. One reads it again and again, discovering new wonders every time through. 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. Read again or for the first time this masterpiece of 20th-century literature with new material by the author.

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253212344
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
Edition: Enlarged edition

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“The Greatest Oddity Novel Ever?”

This is a contender for my favourite book.

Original in every way.
The central device of making the reader read a language derived from English and used hundreds of years from now makes the curious action, disturbing... More

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