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Published by PICADOR .
Written in English


Book details:

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Pagination214
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18055161M

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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 :// 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 :// Written in a remarkable and rewarding language, RIDDLEY WALKER is a tour-de-force of imagination, history and psychology. Challenging and rewarding, this is a book that repays rereading again and again. There's a reason why the reviews were so good, and why so many authors cite it as an inspiration. It is, quite frankly, a :// It is a grand book, a demanding book, a destabilising book. Even though the furniture of the postlapsarian world described in its pages comes from our technological era of television broadcasts, air travel and nuclear energy, Riddley Walker could be set in the ashes of any civilisation, that of the Romans or the Sumerians, the Mayans or the

Riddley Walker has clear precedents, such as the postmodern invented language of A Clockwork Orange and the post-apocalyptic search for lost knowledge that drives A Canticle for Leibowitz, but Hoban's novel remains a singularly original work. The language is the most striking thing about it, of :// Both comforting and devastating, this tale of two discarded toy mice by the Riddley Walker author is a profound little book – the equal, in some ways, to the Alice books, writes Stuart Kelly   The story is narrated by Riddley Walker, and begins with "my naming day when I come 12" (we will soon find that a year-old is not a child in his world). Language has Thematically, the book deals with nuclear war, civilization, linguistics, communication, mythology, folklore, and the power of knowledge. Inspired, in part, by the medieval wall painting of Saint Eustace at Canterbury Cathedral, Riddley Walker was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in The novel also won the John W. Campbell

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 ://   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 :// Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban, book of a lifetime: Mind-blowing audacity. Hoban's book is a work of such colossal and devastating invention it makes other novels look weedy by comparison   Written in a remarkable and rewarding language, RIDDLEY WALKER is a tour-de-force of imagination, history and psychology. Challenging and rewarding, this is a book that repays rereading again and again. There's a reason why the reviews were so good, and why so many authors cite it as an inspiration. It is, quite frankly, a ://