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Probably the best book I have ever read ..,
This review is from: A Prayer For Owen Meany (Paperback)
I had never read John Irving before but this book has been a real revelation. Firstly it is an incredibly funny book, painting hugely amusing scenes and characters and wonderful dialogue. But the two greatest achievements are Owen Meany's character and John's (the narrator) relationship with him from childhood through to adulthood. The story itself is perfectly plotted with small details having a huge relevance at the end of the novel. Surprisingly to myself, I was very affected by the religious aspect of the book and Owen Meany will stay with me for a long time to come.
As many other reviewers have said, this book is very hard to define but I urge you to read it and it may be, as it is to me, possibly the best book you have ever read ....