I Love the Books of John Irving

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    I get on these kicks with writers, where I fall deeply into their fictional worlds and I can't help but be consumed by them. Irving has affected me in ways that only Salinger did, long ago, and I bath in his books while in their midst. Once I finish them, I put them far away...
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    Feb 3, 2012

    The World According to Garp

    The World According to Garp was my first John Irving novel.   It gotta say it was pretty fantastic.  There's a lot of books by him that I really enjoyed: The Fourth Hand and Until I Find You are my favorites.
    istruggle istruggle
    18-21, M
    May 29, 2008

    Watching John Irving On Youtube

      This is a wonderful author. I love how he looks, how he speaks, and most of all...how he writes. I read Last Evening at Twisted River two years ago on audio...twenty CD's and he kept me interested through five generations of characters. I love the authority in his writing, the...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone
    56-60, F
    Aug 25, 2012

    A Prayer For Owen Meany

    "Owen Meany" is my favorite book of all time.  I reread it every other year, and "Garp" about every five.  I loved "A Widow For One Year" and "Until I Find You" as well.
    imharmless imharmless
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jun 1, 2008

    I Read "Hotel New Hampshire",

    and I knew I loved the way John Irving's mind works.  He has the ability to make me laugh, cry and think.  He points out our hypocracies and small-mindedness; then teaches us how to forgive ourselves for being merely human. I don't know the origin of his...
    sweetmix sweetmix
    46-50, F
    4 Responses May 20, 2008

    Last Night On Twisted River

    I bought that novel recently and am almost finished with it.  It's wonderful, like all the stuff Irving writes.  I figure he's the best storyteller working today.  Two of my favorite books are Cider House Rules and Prayer for Owen Meany.  I love the...
    Sage360 Sage360
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2009
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