Oh bugger

Dec. 14th, 2011 02:08 pm
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I was shocked to hear how old Russell Hoban was when he died - 86 - because Riddley Walker always sounds as if it had been written yesterday. Bloody brilliant book. If there were any justice it would have won the sort of literary prizes the likes of Amis and Co do, but of course it's futuristic so the sort of people who judge those prizes don't count it as litfic. More fool them.

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Date: 2011-12-15 03:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] espresso-addict.livejournal.com
As I wrote in my journal, I don't understand why Hoban seems to be classed as a fantasy writer when almost all his work falls under my understanding of magical realism.

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