Jan. 2nd, 2007

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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
This is a fantastic book and I can't believe I waited so long to buy it and read it. It was recommended to me by two sources who claimed it one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. Right on! The scope of the novel is breathtaking, with a wealth of characters that rival those in any Dickens novel. I loved the humor (it is tremendously funny-- I found myself laughing aloud and rereading sections to Matt because they were just too good), I loved Irving's use of symbolism (M. Night, you only wish you could weave a complicated tale so flawlessly), and I am going to stop describing it now so that you are compelled to go read it yourself. This was definitely my best read of 2006.
clothofdreams: (book)
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
This is a fantastic book and I can't believe I waited so long to buy it and read it. It was recommended to me by two sources who claimed it one of the greatest novels of the 20th century. Right on! The scope of the novel is breathtaking, with a wealth of characters that rival those in any Dickens novel. I loved the humor (it is tremendously funny-- I found myself laughing aloud and rereading sections to Matt because they were just too good), I loved Irving's use of symbolism (M. Night, you only wish you could weave a complicated tale so flawlessly), and I am going to stop describing it now so that you are compelled to go read it yourself. This was definitely my best read of 2006.

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