Turtle Diary - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)Russell Hoban (author)
'Wonderful, life-saving ... places Russell Hoban among the greatest, timeless novelists' The Times
Born to swim thousands of miles in the ocean, the giant sea turtles are now trapped in a tank of golden-green water at London Zoo. But not for much longer. Two lonely people, a bookseller and a children's illustrator, have begun thinking turtle thoughts. As they come together to hatch a plan to release the turtles into the sea, their diaries reveal how they find their own lives changing in imperceptible and quite unintended ways.
'Crackles with witty detail, mordant intelligence and self-deprecating irony' Time
'This lovely human fable seems to me one of the best things of its kind - a fine and touching achievement' John Fowles
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 157 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm
Worth rejoicing in ... a banquet of whimsical delights. Each Russell Hoban book is surprising ... but you also know what you're getting, which is curiosity, wonder and a world-encompassing empathy. -- John Self * The Guardian *
This wonderful, life-saving fantasy places Russell Hoban where he has got to be - among the greatest, timeless novelists. * The Times *
Crackles with witty detail, mordant intelligence and self-deprecating irony. * Time *
[Turtle Diary] has medicinal qualities. I only need to think about it and I'm in a better mood. -- Max Porter
A story about the recovery of life ... Like other cult writers - Salinger for instance, or Vonnegut - Hoban writes about ordinary people making life-affirming gestures in a world that threatens to dissolve in madness. * Newsweek *
This lovely human fable seems to me one of the best things of its kind - a fine and touching achievement. -- John Fowles
Tragicomic pleasure ... Metaphysical speculation undercut by dry humour is the signature style of Russell Hoban. -- Richard Preston * The Times *
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