Riddley Walker

Riddley Walker

eBook - 1998
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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.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1998.
Edition: Expanded ed.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (235 pages) : illustrations, 1 map

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Rasputin45
Feb 21, 2013

Probably the most difficult post apocalyptic book I have read recently, using jargon makes it sometimes hard to understand what is going on, or what the point is. Sort of James Joyce-y. I felt like there was a deeper meaning here that I missed.

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biblioholic
Feb 28, 2012

A masterpiece of post-apocalyptic SF. As scissorsnglue comments, this is a difficult book to work through. Books demand something of you. For the overwhelming majority of them, that "something" is not worth it. Riddley Walker is one of the (regrettably few) exceptions. It demands a lot, and returns it with interest.

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