Splashing around in books.
Irving is an amazing novelist. I love really long books that cover a lifetime and Irving is particularly good at that - and creating unforgettable characters. I will be distributing 20 copies of his Owen Meaney book on World Book Night (April 23), in fact.
I loved both A Prayer for Owen Meany and The Cider House Rules. I loved Garp too but was a teenager when I read it so don't remember it at all, unfortunately.
You need to read The Water Method Man. It's even better then Owen Meany.LOVE John Irving!C.
I think I have The Water Method Man on my shelf, unread. If so, I'll look and move it to my TBR.
Sam and Amy -- I'm a real fan of Irving's work, and Owen Meany is my favorite I've read so far."C" -- you've mentioned this before, this Water Method Man book. I'll have to watch for it in my travels. Better than Owen Meany? Hey, that's gotta be real good!
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