Reading progress update: I've read 11%.

Riddley Walker - Russell Hoban

Sarvering Gallack Seas:

Pas the sarvering gallack seas and flaming nebyul eye

Power us beyont the farthes reaches of the sky

Thine the han what shapit the black

Guyd us there and guyd us back

 

I was wrong before. It's not an either/or situation. This is freaking brilliant AND it's completely doing my head in. You should've seen the little triumphant chair dance I did when I pieced together the meaning of "gallack seas".

 

. . . My head hurts.