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 Post subject: Russell Hoban R.I.P.
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:24 pm 
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He died last night:-

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/de ... sfeed=true

Loved what I read by this guy, though I don't think I read anywhere near enough.

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I'm thinking the same. I've read Riddley Walker several times - a stunning, one-of-a-kind sort of novel. Of the rest, I've read Turtle Diary, The Medusa Frequency and The Lion of Boaz-Jachin and Jachin-Boaz. Really must get round to the later novels.

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I've read a couple of the later ones, "Mr Ringo-Clacton's Offer" and "Angelica's Grotto", both of which were very good, and of the older ones "Turtle Diary", "Kleinzeit" and "The Medusa Frequency", but ashamed to say I've so far missed "Riddley Walker", though it seems to be regarded as his masterpiece.

What I really like about Hoban, is that every book seems to be radically different from the others.

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Oh, definitely get hold of Riddley Walker. With its corrupted version of English, it's a bit like reading A Clockwork Orange - at first every sentence is a struggle, but after a while your brain just sort of clicks into gear. Marvellous book.

Angelica's Grotto is staring at me accusingly from the shelf - had it for years, but never got round to it for some reason.

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Ridley Walker is a classic.

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All I've read is "Linger Awhile" which was a bit of fun, but not particulary memorable. "Riddley Walker" is on the 'to be read' shelf, though.

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Yes, Riddley Walker is a magnificent classic. Some people swear by his later stuff too, of which I've only read "My Tango With Barbara Strozzi" which I thought was fairly poor.


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