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Garp and friends...

Advantages: A romp through a crazy crazy world...
Disadvantages: You won't be able to put it down...

...Jenny Fields doesn’t want a man. No. What Jenny Fields DOES want is sperm. “My mother,” Garp wrote, “was not romantically inclined.” Now this may seems like a conundrum for the less determined amongst us, but Jenny never suffered from lack of dete ...

Kirsty1 06.12.2002 · Read full review
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An epic X-Rated Soap Opera

Advantages: Great story, great characterisation
Disadvantages: Does it have a happy ending?

...fan of John Irving's work since I was a student. This is one of the most amazing books that I have ever read. I must have read it 12 or 13 times now- I find it utterly hilarious and yet very moving. Irving succeeds in making even the most ...

Nolly 13.05.2001 · Read full review
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One Wedding, Three Funerals and Severe Dog Biting.

Advantages: A mesmeric work of fiction; lose yourself.
Disadvantages: I didn't write it. Damn!

...Last year John Irving got some overdue mainstream attention with the film version of 'The Cider House Rules.' Any fan/viewer needs to turn back the clock and pick up 'Garp', his most touching and autobiographical work. The novel charts the life of woul ...

Claw 22.03.2001 · Read full review
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an intriguing and often absurd read

Advantages: very dry humour
Disadvantages: Occasional drop in pace

...John Irving is an excellent writer. I came to Garp having studied 'A Prayer for Owen Meany' at A Level, so I had high expectations; I was not disappointed. The World According to Garp is a book that largely concerns Jenny Fields, Garp's mum. Jenny is p ...

bruffyboy 28.12.2008 · Read full review
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the weird world of Garp

Advantages: histerical
Disadvantages: none

This was the second Irving book I read ( after Hotel New Hampshire) and I started it thinking I wouldnt enjoy it as much, Boy was I wrong. Irvings style is so easy to read and his sense of humour and envolvement with the characters is outstanding. The ...

Salson 29.09.2005 · Read full review
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