Happy birthday to Russell Hoban, wherever he may be in the luminiferous ether. So we remember him every year: and odd writer with unusually attached fans. Such loyalty is not easily won. I recommend his books to you. You’ll find a few to treasure. If you want to understand what the Slickman A4 Quote Event is, read the link. And you can imagine why I shared this quote from Turtle Diary or you can take my word for it that it’s true (and could be my biography).