I recently finished Blood Red Road (fabulous!) and was telling a friend how reviews of the book mention that the novel can be a bit of a challenge to read due to the use of dialect. Hah! I said. Try reading Riddley Walker! And she tells me the author, Russell Hoban, just died. I am very sad. Riddley Walker is a masterpiece. The English is so extensivelyaltered you are completely immersed in the world. It's not that the words are so different -myt for might, woal for whole - it's that most of the book is written that way, not just a few words or phrases. Bonus - the plot and characters are compelling! Not just a masterpiece, it is an experience.
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