Riddley Walker (Paperback)Russell Hoban (author)
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A unique specimen in the annals of speculative literature, Hoban’s breath-taking examination of the power of myth and the ideas of progress is unforgettably narrated by the eponymous Riddley in a broken, primal vernacular.
Walker is my name and I am the same. Riddley Walker. Walking my riddels where ever theyve took me and walking them now on this paper the same. There aint that many sir prizes in life if you take noatis of every thing. Every time will have its happenings out and every place the same. Thats why I finely come to writing all this down. Thinking on what the idear of us myt be. Thinking on that thing whats in us lorn and loan and oansome.
Composed in an English which has never been spoken and laced with a storytelling tradition that predates the written word, Riddley Walker is the world waiting for us at the bitter end of the nuclear road. It is desolate, dangerous and harrowing, and a modern masterpiece.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 189 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
'The book has an evangelical effect on people ... Riddley is an absorbing character, Hoban's language has a fantastic, rough poetry and the post-apocalyptic world is chilling and convincing.' - Rachel Seiffert, Observer
'Russell Hoban has brought off an extraordinary feat of imagination and of style ... funny, terrible, haunting and unsettling, this book is a masterpiece.' - Observer
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