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Book Information: Riddley Walker

Riddley Walker (1980) [Novel]
by Russell Hoban Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary :

A brilliant, unique, and completely realized work of fiction, Riddley Walker is set in a remote future in a post-nuclear holocaust England (Inland), where humanity has regressed to an iron-age, semi-literate state, represented by a language created especially by Hoban for the book.

Original title: Riddley Walker
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionScience FictionBleak FuturesNuclear Holocaust/Post-Apocalypse
FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Riddley Walker

Riddley Walker (1998)
Edition Details:

Includes an afterword, notes, and a glossary

Language: English

Edition: expanded edition
Blurbs:
  • "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." New York Times Book Review
  • "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." Observer
  • "Extraordinary….Suffused with melancholy and wonder, beautifully written, Riddley Walker is a novel that people will be reading for a long, long time." Washington Post Book World
  • "Stunning, delicious, designed to prevent the modern reader from becoming stupid." New York Times
  • "Rich, intricate….Russell Hoban has put many things right, just right, in a book where at first sight all the words are wrong, and at second sight not a sentence is to be missed." Hugh Kenner
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Riddley Walker (1998)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Bloomington and Indianapolis
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253212340
Pages: 235

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Edition #2: Riddley Walker

Riddley Walker (1980)
Awards: The John W. Campbell Award for Best Science Fiction Novel (1982)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: original
Blurbs:
  • "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." New York Times Book Review
  • "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." Observer
  • "Extraordinary….Suffused with melancholy and wonder, beautifully written, Riddley Walker is a novel that people will be reading for a long, long time." Washington Post Book World
  • "Stunning, delicious, designed to prevent the modern reader from becoming stupid." New York Times
  • "Rich, intricate….Russell Hoban has put many things right, just right, in a book where at first sight all the words are wrong, and at second sight not a sentence is to be missed." Hugh Kenner
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