The Mouse and His Child

Author: Russell Hoban Artist: David Small Type: Fiction, novel Published: 1967 I read it: November 2017 It’s strange which books enter into a canon, and which drift away. I don’t know how I heard about The Mouse and His Child—probably just while perusing Goodreads—but it struck me as one that flew under the general radar…

Riddley Walker

Author: Russell Hoban Type: Fiction, novel Published: 1980 I read it: November 2013 Except perhaps for “Riddles in the Dark,” I can’t think of many actual book chapters that I can conjure instantly by name (okay I admit, I can think of several Tolkien chapters right now). But “Sloosha’s” has that power, ever since reading…