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Turtle Diary by Russell Hoban

This was another of the books I bought with my job leaving gift card. Bookconscious regulars will know I read another of Russell Hoban’s novels, … 651 more words

Five tips for writing good prose

How do we learn to write good prose? Indeed, what is it? How do we develop our use of language, play our literary instrument with more elan and flair? 1,330 more words

How To Write A Book

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