Book :: Riddley Walker

Riddley Walker
By: Russell Hoban
Pages: 256
Published: 1980
Genre(s): Science Fiction
Post Apocalyptic
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"A hero with Huck Finn's heart and charm, lighting by El Greco and jokes by Punch and Judy.... Riddley Walker is haunting and fiercely imagined and—this matters most—intensely ponderable." —Benjamin DeMott, The New York Times Book Review "This is what literature is meant to be." —Anthony Burgess "Russell Hoban has brought off an extraordinary feat of imagination and style.... The conviction and...

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I just couldn’t get into this book, it was hard going with the Riddleyspeak language, but also with the story for me. I’m sure others will enjoy this, it is worth trying to get used to the language to see if you’ll get into it more than I did.

Dec 31st, 2021

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Remarkable imagination!!

Nov 1st, 2016

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