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Striking Down the Unroadworthy

Wrote this last year after enjoying MAD MAX: FURY ROAD — we watched all the previous MAXES, I wrote this, and then forgot to publish it. 772 more words

FILM

Riddley Walker (1980) by Russell Hoban

“I think the best writing is done with what enters you and takes possession of you and doesn’t let go of you until you get the job done.” – Russell Hoban…

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Book Review

being friends with your head

Russell Hoban, afterword to Riddley Walker:

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.

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3/16: Russell Hoban, Ridley Walker, and Getting Gitchy

#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

5 BOOKS THAT ARE SURREAL/WEIRD, BUT YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY READ

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

Entertainment

Riddley Walker and the Persistence of the Presence of God

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

Literature

Baking

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