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Old 10-27-2002, 06:37 PM   #1
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Prayer for Owen Meany

I'm reading it right now and I love it. Can't put it down.

I've owned the book for quite some time and never wanted to start it, I can't believe it took me so long because now I think it's going to be one of my all time faves.
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Old 10-27-2002, 08:22 PM   #2
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the end is bizarre. prepare.

and read all of John Irving's books! he's a great author.
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Old 11-01-2002, 06:58 PM   #3
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This is one of my favorite books ever--I've read it over and over since about 1994, and every time it makes me laugh out loud despite the tragic circumstances it describes. Don't try to figure out the ending--let it fall upon you like an anvil on Wile E Coyote. Also, if you like John Irving, you should read some Pat Conroy also--The Prince of Tides novel is a zillion times better than the film.
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Old 11-01-2002, 07:16 PM   #4
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OWEN MEANY ROCKS!!

LOL I love that book. I don't want to give out any spoilers so ... hurry up rmr! Finish that bad boy so we can discuss our favourite bits.
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Old 11-02-2002, 02:50 PM   #5
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OK

I've been a very bad reader lately due to a new job and a move. I only have about 120 pages left so I swear I finish this weekend.

I can't wait for the ending now and I can't wait to discuss....I love it!!!

If any of you want to disscuss it before I'm finished I promise not to read the posts

Have a great weekend!!!
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Old 11-11-2002, 10:37 PM   #6
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Hester the Molester

i just finished it. I mean litterally just finished it. I have to say this was the first book that ever made me cry.

I don't even know where to begin.
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Old 11-12-2002, 10:49 PM   #7
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LIBERACE WAS KILLED BY WATERMELONS

awwww.... I forget about the sad parts because the other parts made me laugh so frickin' hard. Yes, it made me cry too.
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Old 11-14-2002, 03:46 PM   #8
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yep, me too. even though i knew what was going to happen the whole time. it's all so beautiful.
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Old 11-19-2002, 09:32 AM   #9
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Owen Meany is just brilliant - one of my favourate scene is the christmas play and Owens victory over Barb Wiggins !

Have you ever read or seen "The Tin Drum" by GŁnther Grass ?
Owens figure is a tribute to Oskar Mazerath the main character.


My recommendation for more Irving books are

"Hotel New Hampshire" and "The Cider House Rules"
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Old 11-19-2002, 10:35 AM   #10
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Yes, the Christmas play was amazing. I hated Barb Wiggins. I loved the annual New Years eve at 80 Front Street with Hester always throwing up in the Rose Garden.
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Old 11-19-2002, 10:37 AM   #11
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I'll check out the Tin Drum and the other John Irving recommendations.

I'm reading a book called Empire Falls right now and not loving it (yet?). I might find a new read at lunch.
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Old 11-20-2002, 06:48 PM   #12
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Jump shot

Anyone else see the movie "Signs" and think of Owen Meany's jump shot?
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