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A Prayer For Owen Meany

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...no silly op titles. I couldn't do that to my all-time favourite book; and it took me twenty one years to find an all-time favourite. It was, of course, inevitable, that with a user name like ruthcole (A Widow For One Year), I would write an op ab ...

ruth_cole 09.08.2002 · Read full review
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Brilliant, but a difficult read

Advantages: A compelling, heartbreaking read
Disadvantages: Quite heavy on politics and religion which can drag a bit

...John Wheelwright, the narrator of this novel, is in his 40s, teaches Literature to teenagers in Canada, and has all the personality of a wet dishrag. He is telling the story of his formative years, growing up in America against a backdrop of increasing po ...

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AN INSTRUMENT OF GOD?

Advantages: A clever and enthralling tale of destiny and fate .
Disadvantages: A little perverse and a little long . But these are minor points .

A Prayer for Owen Meany. **************************** A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of those books that I had been told was a 'must read' by countless friends and so it was with great pleasure that I finally got my hands on a copy just before Christ ...

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A superb novel

Advantages: It's untouchable uniqueness
Disadvantages: Perhaps the political grandstanding

...My usual literary poison is easy-to-read, no-brainer action/crime/legal thrillers that when I try to recall a plot all seem to blend into each other. A Prayer for Owen Meany can and will never join the easily forgotten with their stereotypes and similar ...

Mercury 12.01.2001 · Read full review
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Say A Little Prayer for John Irving's Best Novel

Advantages: Full characters, interesting story line, fascinating writing
Disadvantages: You might cry at the end - not always a disadvantage

...After my recent review of Fourth Hand, I thought I would update this review a touch so you can understand that John Irving's books aren't all bad. I became a fan of John Irving after reading "Hotel New Hampshire" and have read everything he has written s ...

TheChocolateLady 04.08.2002 · Read full review
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