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A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
A Prayer for Owen Meany
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I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.In the summer of 1953,... show more
I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B006VE6TCW
Publisher: HarperCollins
Edition language: English
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Adriana Reads
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A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
Not Quite Home
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3.5 A Prayer for Owen Meany
I read this in the hopes that I could use it as a novel for a class read, but since I would be using this in my high school American Lit class, the profanity is prohibitive. A shame, really, because I enjoyed the character development and the gut-wrenching plot. At times I found the prose a bit too ...
Cody's Bookshelf
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5.0 A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY Review
Synopsis: "I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany." In the summ...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it
4.0
[Marilyn Monroe] was just like our whole country -- not quite young anymore, but not old either; a little breathless, very beautiful, maybe a little stupid, maybe a lot smarter than she seemed, and she was looking for soemtihng . . . She was never quite happy, she was always a little overwieght. She...
Quite the Wondering Selection
Quite the Wondering Selection rated it
5.0 A Prayer for Owen Meany
Great, but long read. Even with the length, Irving keeps you engaged. Liked how everything (practicing for the shot, Owen's voice, etc) was explained by his last act. Did not like how John ended up. Was not running from Vietnam as much as running from some rednecks.
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