Fantasy book title
February 4, 2010 11:21 AM   Subscribe

Fantasy book remembering filter: Naked guy on a river bank

Ok - so read a book in 1992 (paperback with a white cover)- think the publishing date was sometime in the late 1960s. In the opening of the book, after the protagonist's death (or something similar) he awakes on a river bank. The book chronicles his journey along the river bank, him trying to figure out where he is, etc. Think somewhere along the way he befriends/battles a fantasy-esque creature.

Also think this book is part of a trilogy or other series.

Know some of these elements describe a lot of stuff out there, but was hoping the hive mind could help jog this battered memory and identify the author or title.
posted by gage to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Probably Riverworld
posted by Aznable at 11:23 AM on February 4, 2010

Best answer: Gotta be Philip Jose Farmer's To Your Scattered Bodies Go.
posted by dorque at 11:23 AM on February 4, 2010 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Riverworld series by Philip Jose Farmer
posted by Long Way To Go at 11:23 AM on February 4, 2010

Best answer: Riverworld?
posted by Oktober at 11:24 AM on February 4, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks to all! Heading to amazon now...
posted by gage at 11:26 AM on February 4, 2010

Strictly speaking, the Riverworld books are science fiction, not fantasy.
posted by Chrysostom at 11:48 AM on February 4, 2010

Unlikely, perhaps, but Fahrenheit 451? The protagonist flees a mechanical hound, swims a river... memory is fuzzy...
posted by jon1270 at 11:57 AM on February 4, 2010

Thanks for reminding me of this series. I read the first book (or two?) because of the cool title and dropped off afterward.
posted by carlh at 4:25 PM on February 4, 2010

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