Full of turtle thoughts By Ed Park|2013-08-01T04:56:16-07:00July 13, 2013|Revolver, Uncategorized|4 Comments Author Recent Posts Ed Park Latest posts by Ed Park (see all) Bring on the Lucie by Hallelujah the Hills - October 9, 2015 Experiment: Two Words - July 27, 2013 POV - July 19, 2013 As mentioned before, my introduction to a new edition of Russell Hoban’s Turtle Diary compares it to “Eleanor Rigby.” A version of the essay can now be read at Slate. Like this:Like Loading... Related posts: He’s at it again Middle eight It’s Yoko’s birthday. Let the abuse begin. Double coverage Thoughts on "Paperback Writer" A cover that tops the original Isn’t it good? "I’m 15 and I feel like 80" Climax filled with climaxes Who is Red Norvo? Our Comment Policy, and the Future of Dullblog Share This Article FacebookTwitterEmail 4 Comments Devin McKinney July 14, 2013 at 2:56 pm - Reply Lovely, Ed. You’ve been extolling this book for years and finally the chance came to release your pent-up ecstasies. Top of my list of things to do this day, my free Sunday in New York: Go up to Barnes & Noble and pick up a copy of Turtle Diary. For those of you who may not know it (because he is modest), Ed is a heavy hitter: one of the best critics in America right now. If he lends his nod to something, you pay attention. Devin McKinney July 14, 2013 at 2:57 pm - Reply Sorry, Turtle Diaries! Parkus Grammaticus July 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm - Reply Thanks, Dev! Actually you were right the first time — Turtle Diary, singular! I wonder how this fits into MG’s musings on “Transatlantic” art. The two narrators are British, but Hoban was American — he moved to London in the ’60s and wound up spending half his life there Devin McKinney July 14, 2013 at 8:24 pm - Reply Picked up a copy at the Strand a couple hours ago (along with VN’s Original of Laura in the shrink-wrap!) and read your intro in full. I especially liked your presaging of an adult theme in Hoban’s much earlier children’s book about Frances. Riddley Walker has defeated me more than once. Leave A Comment Cancel replyComment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.