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Riddley Walker 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 consistency are total Funny, terrible, haunting and unsettling, this book is a masterpiece Anthony Thwaite, Observer Extraordinary Suffused with melancholy and wonder, beautifully written, Riddley Walker is a novel that people will be reading for a long, long time Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World Stunning, delicious, designed to prevent the modern reader from becoming stupid John Leonard, The New York Times Highly enjoyable An intriguing plot Ferociously inventive Walter Clemons, Newsweek Astounding Hoban s soaring flight of imagination is that golden rarity, a dazzlingly realized work of genius Jane Clapperton, Cosmopolitan An imaginative intensity that is rare in contemporary fiction Paul Gray, TimeRiddley Walker is a brilliant, unique, completely realized work of fiction One reads it again and again, discovering new wonders every time through Set in a remote future in a post nuclear holocaust England Inland , Hoban has imagined a humanity regressed to an iron age, semi literate state and invented a language to represent it Riddley is at once the Huck Finn and the Stephen Dedalus of his culture rebel, change agent, and artist Read again or for the first time this masterpiece of 20th century literature with new material by the author. Best Read Kindle ePUB Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban – quickpaydayloansonlineuk.co.uk

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  1. If ye lyke readen, if ye lyke a tchalinge, if yure tirt of all them comin of age books with predicable hinerd nerators, if yed as lief not be man pulated by the pubshing peoples as to what ye should be readin nex, then try this here buk Ye mi not ...

  2. _Riddley Walker_ is the book that put Russell Hoban on the map inasmuch as he is on the map he is criminally neglected as an author and will likely be the one work for which he will be remembered sadly he passed away in late 2011 So far I have read three other Hoban novels and while I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them I must admit that I think this one is his very best Many, upon reading the first page, will dismiss the book as gimmicky I am growing to hate that term as applied to boo _Riddley Walker_ is the book that put Russell Hoban on the map inasmuch as he is on the map he is criminally neglected as an author and will likely be the one work for which he will be remembered sadly he passed away in late 2011 So far I have read three other Hoban novels and while I have thoroughly enjoyed all of them I must admit that I think this one is his very best Many, upon reading the first page, will dismiss the book as gimmicky I am growing to hate that term as applied to books due to the style in which Hoban writes Admittedly his language isn t easy to slip right into given that he has created his own broken, not quite phonetic, future version of English that is further complicated for m...

  3. On my naming day when I come 12 I gone front spear and kilt a wyld boar he parbly ben the las wyld pig on the Bundel Downs any how there hadnt ben none for a long time befor him nor I aint looking to see none agen He dint make the groun shake nor nothing like that when he come on to my spear he wernt all that big plus he lookit poorly He done the reqwyrt he ternt and stood and clattert his teef and made his rush and there we wer then Him on 1 end of the spear kicking his life out and me on th On my naming day when I come 12 I gone front spear and kilt a wyld boar he parbly ben the las wyld pig on the Bundel Downs any how there hadnt ben none for a long time befor him nor I aint looking to see none agen He dint make the groun shake nor nothing like that when he come on to my spear he wernt all that big plus he lookit poorly He done the reqwyrt he ternt and stood and clattert his teef and made his rush and there we wer then Him on 1 end of the spear kicking his life out and me on the other end watching him dy I said, Your tern now my tern later The other spears gone in then and he wer dead and the steam coming up off him in the rain and we all yelt, Offert The woal thing fealt jus that littl bit stupid Us running that boar thru that las littl scrump of woodling with the forms all roun Cows mooing sheap baaing cocks crowing and us foraging our las boar in a thin grey girzel on the day I come a man.These are the openin...

  4. Clevverness Counts AgenstNowhere in the Book of Genesis is there mention of the creation of the numbers This is a serious matter If God didn t create the numbers, they ve existed as long as he has Maybe they are God Some people say that it was human beings who created the numbers And that would make human beings God well sort of.It s numbers that makes human beings so clever, you seeCounting clevverness is what it wer When they had all them things and marvelsome they cudnt sleap real Clevverness Counts AgenstNowhere in the Book of Genesis is there mention of the creation of the numbers This is a serious matter If God didn t create the numbers, they ve existed as long as he has Maybe they are God Some people say that it was human beings who created the numbers And that would make human beings God well sort of.It s numbers that makes human beings so clever, you seeCounting clevverness is what it wer When they had all them things and marvelsome they cudnt sleap realy they dint have no res They wer stressing ther self and straining all the time with countingIt turns out being God and counting is a pretty dangerous occupation that can really mess up night and day Not Fiat Lux, Let there be ...

  5. Riddley Walker has clear precedents, such as the postmodern invented language of A Clockwork Orange and the post apocalyptic search for lost knowledge that drives A Canticle for Leibowitz, but Hoban s novel remains a singularly original work The language is the most striking thing about it, of course A pidgin mishmash of broken, phonetically spelled English and familiar words deconstructed and reconstructed, Riddley s language at first seems like an attention grabbing gimmick, but it is anythi Riddley Walker has clear precedents, such as the postmodern invented language of A Clockwork Orange and the post apocalyptic search for lost knowledge that drives A Canticle for Leibowitz, but Hoban s novel remains a singularly original work The language is the most striking thing about it, of course A pidgin mishmash of broken, phonetically spelled English and familiar words deconstructed and reconstructed, Riddley s language at first seems like an attention grabbing gimmick, but it is anything but It requires extra attention and thought on the part of the reader, but ultimately it leads to a muchimmersive experience than if the b...

  6. I am not necessarily adverse to an author expanding his creative vision into an exploration of communicative styles Anthony Burgess brilliant A Clockwork Orange comes to mind Frank Herbert s Dune also developed a vocabulary to further develop his vision Stream of consciousness tales, though, tend to lose me Norman Mailer s Why Are We in Vietnam was a hot mess of syntax that left me gasping on the rails of my deep sea literary vessel, wanting the swells to die down some William Burroughs N I am not necessarily adverse to an author expanding his creative vision into an exploration of communicative styles Anthony Burgess brilliant A Clockwork Orange comes to mind Frank Herbert s Dune also developed a vocabulary to further develop his vision Stream of consciousness tales, though, tend to lose me Norman Mailer s Why Are We in Vietnam was a hot mess of syntax that left me gasping on the rails of my deep sea literary vessel, wanting the swells to die down some William Burroughs Naked Lunch was a thick as molasses alphabet soup of words, and vile to boot, lacking the quirky, gonzo charm of Hunter S Thompson Faulkner s The Sound and the Fury is a 900 page run on sentence that has eluded me and I have yet to scale that ascent And that leads to Riddley Walker, written entirely in a first person narrative in a language that resembles English, and I guess in a bro...

  7. Set in a primitive future society and told in the imagined dialect of the time, involving malapropistic phoneticisms and accidental puns and clearly an inspiration for one story of Mitchell s Cloud Atlas , so not something you can read quickly at least, not till you get used to it This is the story of a would be story teller, trying to make sense of the present in the light of minimal understanding of the past, tied in with versions of 20th century Set in a primitive future society and told in the imagined dialect of the time, involving malapropistic phoneticisms and accidental puns and clearly an inspiration for one story of Mitchell s Cloud Atlas , so not something you can read quickly at least, not till you get used to it This is the story of a would be story teller, trying to make sense of the present in the light of minimal understanding of the past, tied in with versions of 20th century life history especially the atom bomb mixed traditional legends such as St Eustace Oddly, I found the slang in this based on mishearings of English harder than Russian based slang of Clockwork Orange , despite the fact I speak English but not Russian I think that is partly because Burgess is the better, or at leastcareful, writer, but also because the whole of this book is written in dialect, whe...

  8. Riddley Walker isn t just the strangest post apocalyptic dystopia I ve ever read, it is also a fine linguistic puzzle A new post nuclear era needs new myths and new myths are told in a modern iron age newfangled language There is the Hart of the Wud in the Eusa Story that wer a stag every 1 knows that There is the hart of the wood meaning the veryes deap of it thats a nother thing There is the hart of the wood where they bern the chard coal thats a nother thing agen innit Thats a nother thing Riddley Walker isn t just the strangest post apocalyptic dystopia I ve ever read, it is also a fine linguistic puzzle A new post nuclear era needs new myths and new myths are told in a modern iron age newfangled language There is the Hart of the Wud in the Eusa Story that wer a stag every 1 knows that There is the hart of the wood meaning the veryes deap of it thats a nother thing There is the hart of the wood where they bern the chard coal thats a nother thing agen innit Thats a nother thing Berning the chard coal in the hart of the wood Thats what they call the stack of wood you see The stack of wood in the shape they...

  9. i did a lot of things wrong and painful with and to my daughter seriously that s not guilt, that s the reality we are fine and ever finer.and then there are the things i did inadvertently that made some kind of wild tender balance that built in a tool kit with which to cope with me and everything else that was ever gonna traumatize her for no good reason.this book is one of those things even kids you are fucking with love you and pay attention to what moves you maybe they pay attent i did a lot of things wrong and painful with and to my daughter seriously that s not guilt, that s the reality we are fine and ever finer.and then there are the things i did inadvertently that made some kind of wild tender balance that built in a tool kit with which to cope with me and everything else that was ever gonna traumatize her for no good reason.this book is one of those things even kids you are fucking with love you and pay attention to what moves you maybe they pay attention when something gets you so excited and happy that they associate that thing with you being human for a split second or whe...

  10. If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Sum Tyms Bytin Sum Tyms Bit Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban 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 Things come into the mind and wait to hook up with other things there are places that can heighten your responses, and if you let your head go its own way it might, with luck, make interesting connections in Riddley Walker by Russell HobanT If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Sum Tyms Bytin Sum Tyms Bit Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban 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 Things come into the mind and wait to hook up with other things there are places that can heighten your responses, and if you let your head go its own way it might, with luck, make interesting c...

  11. This is an already famous book, and the internet is full of reviews and dedicated websites, so there really is littleI feel needs to be said However, I think it is useful for any potential reader of this to get a sense of how easy it to read, how one grows rapidly used to the phonetics Also, for me, much of the brilliance of this novel can be found in the construction of individual paragraphs, and in the genius of it on the micro level, rather than in any discussion of the Big Themes Th This is an already famous book, and the internet is full of reviews and dedicated websites, so there really is littleI feel needs to be said However, I think it is useful for any potential reader of this to get a sense of how easy it to read, how one grows rapidly used to the phonetics Also, for me, much of the brilliance of this novel can be found in the construction of individual paragraphs, and in the genius of it on the micro level, rather than in any discussion of the Big Themes The old cliche that is is hardest to make complex things simple is true, and RH does it with grace and a lightness of touch that is awe inspiring The hardest thing to do in creating a mythology is to give it weight, the density and heft that comes from centuries of use It is certainly unsurprising to read that RH wrote hundreds and hundreds of pages before cutting everything down to the final text This is also a book very much in the Wake ...

  12. There s a point in Riddley Walker where Riddley writes, You try to word the big things and they tern ther backs on you, which is a bit how I feel trying to write about this book There are so many big things going on in it that it s difficult to decide what to raise in a short review But I will try to articulate a few of the big things that struck me on this my first reading Riddley Walker shares a theme with Walter Miller s A Canticle for Leibowitz In that novel, our world too is de There s a point in Riddley Walker where Riddley writes, You try to word the big things and they tern ther backs on you, which is a bit how I feel trying to write about this book There are so many big things going on in it that it s difficult to decide what to raise in a short review But I will try to articulate a few of the big things that struck me on this my first reading Riddley Walker shares a theme with Walter Miller s A Canticle for Leibowitz In that novel, our world too is destroyed in a nuclear holocaust, and its survivors spend the subsequent two thousand years recovering only to commit the same follies and suffer the same fate Riddley Walker isn t written on the same time scale it takes place over the course of about a week but the idea of humanity s recurring folly is present Abel Goodparley and Erny Orfing, respectively the Pry Mincer and Wes Mincer of Inland, seek to recreate the 1 Big 1 the atom bomb and the 1 Littl 1 gunpowder so they can rebuild the world from time back way back Ri...