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Old 03-16-2010, 09:51 AM
leiniesred leiniesred is offline
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Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban. ISBN 0-253-33448-9

Maybe 1000 years post apocolypse England. Written in pseduo english that has been degraded by 1000 years of illiteracy. This makes reading it more of a translation. The intent is to slow the reader down to get him or her to think about the ideas presented.
After about 50% of the book, the translations are coming more or less automatically in my mind. None-the-less, I think this is the most challenging text I've read for pleasure.

Example of the text:

I said, ‘Youwl lissen us right in to Grabs your Aunty in a minim if we keap on walking don’t you have nothing in mynd?’

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