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Three Books

Kleinzeit by Russell Hoban. 1983 Summit Books trade paperback edition. Cover design by Fred Marcellino. A stark and funny retelling of the Orpheus myth, Hoban’s second novel obsesses over illness and art. 135 more words


The Marzipan Pig by Russell Hoban - A Book Review

Regular readers will know that I am a huge fan of the author Russell Hoban. To adult readers he is probably best known for his iconic science fiction classic… 500 more words

Books For Girls

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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Channeling Frances

It’s been raining all night, morning and afternoon.

It’s Friday.  Stuff has been done.

I started thinking how nice it would be to have some toast and jam just like Frances used to have. 32 more words


Turtle Diary

Possibly the biggest tragedy in children’s literature is that people won’t stop writing it. People write books for children but I don’t think it’s for children at all. 114 more words

Children's Literature

Vanity Fair and Queen Semiramis

I was all prepared to give the readers of The Landing blog my thoughts upon reading Vanity Fair, when one of the minor female characters, Miss Pinkerton, side tracked my intentions. 954 more words


The biggest difference between men and women.

Sometimes I think that the biggest difference between men and women is that more men need to seek out some terrible lurking thing in existence and hurl themselves upon it like Ahab with the White Whale.

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