Russell Hoban, afterword to Riddley Walker:
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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.
#1: Finished out a trio of Sci-fi with Russell Hoban’s Riddley Walker, which takes place in post-apocalypse England where people speak a kind of old-English and main character Riddley takes part in a traveling minstrel show a la Wolfe and The Seventh Seal about old Eusa (you-sa, phonetic for USA) and his foolish fight against Addom (atom). 448 more words
As a literature student and a total book worm, I have come across many books that I adore, and some of them have extremely unusual story lines. 899 more words
During the Christmas period, I finally finished the novel Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban. A multi-layered text which deliberately overturns customary ways of using language, it is a hard book to describe and I could not possibly do justice to its content here; in summary though, it describes a time far off into the future in which the world is still recovering from the devastating consequences of nuclear fallout. 1,979 more words
Even a dedicated TV dodger like me knows that the country has gone a bit baking mad. I’m not quite sure how many people who watch other people baking on telly then go and bake something themselves, but nevertheless the nation seems better able to maintain a conversation about raising agents than at any other time in my living memory. 396 more words