"And the odd thing, you see, is that I don't think that's how I really am. I just can't believe that I'm this muddy thing crawling about in the muck. I don't feel as if I am. I simply can't tell you how I feel inside! Clean and bright and beautiful--like a song in the sunlight, like a sigh in the summer air."
- from The Mouse and His Child
Michael Neff is a bartender and cocktail expert who wrote an article in Serious Eats in December reflecting on Russell Hoban and his love for this book.