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Linger Awhile by Russell Hoban

I picked up Linger Awhile at a favorite used bookstore, Book & Bar in Portsmouth.  I’d been meaning to read Russell Hoban for some time, after reading an article several years ago about how under appreciated he was as a novelist — like many people I knew him as the… 238 more words

Book review: Soonchild by Russell Hoban (illustrated by Alexis Deacon)

Russell Hoban’s Soonchild was an impulse purchase I made a few years ago when a bookstore had a sale on. Deacon’s artwork intrigued me, plus the book’s spine creaked when I opened it. 320 more words


January reading: Gide, Riley, Hoban, Thorpe, Melo, etc...

My month’s reading began with Russell Hoban’s Pilgermann and ended with First Love, by Gwendoline Riley, read in a day, started on the train to work, and finished – nearly – on the train home. 1,211 more words


The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz: Russell Hoban

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I can’t remember exactly why I bought this book. Surely it wasn’t just because there was a lion on the cover? I’d never heard of Russell Hoban, and knew nothing about the story; and yet here it is, on my shelf. 1,006 more words


The Mouse and His Child

Author: Russell Hoban

Artist: David Small

Type: Fiction, novel

Published: 1967

I read it: November 2017

It’s strange which books enter into a canon, and which drift away. 633 more words


Seeds For The Robins, Neeps For The Deer.

Storm Caroline made the end of my week a cold, wet and battered one. The area I cover with my sheltered housing job is coastal, and the sea often came up over the road, and some routes were shut entirely. 457 more words


Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas

You may know Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas as a movie made by the Jim Henson Studios, but before it started cute and cuddly Muppets, it was a book written by Russell Hoban. 299 more words

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