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Don't miss this book - takes a little effort to get into it, but more than worth it - really thought provoking.Published 20 months ago by Sheana Parker
Nice book - cerebral and poetic.
If you read sci-fi for insights into human character, behaviour etc. you'll like this. Read more
Definitely not a classic. The modified language is somewhat interesting. It's difficult enough to change the feeling of time in the novel. Read morePublished on Feb. 11 2008 by psysov8
To those who have difficulty reading this book, may I suggest reading it aloud? The language is English, written the way it sounds. The places named are mostly in Essex. Read morePublished on June 9 2004 by t janega
I am sure this book is a darling of academics, but it was a tedious read, to say the least. The artificial language was a huge impediment to understanding the story, and as a... Read morePublished on June 4 2004 by katla
Russell Hoban, Riddley Walker (Summit, 1980)
I have heard Riddley Walker praised as a classic in the making many times. Read more
"Riddley Walker" is undeniably one of the most unique novels I have ever come across. All plotting aside, the bizarre (yet understandable) pidgin English that it is written in... Read morePublished on July 26 2002 by Amazon Customer