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by John Irving
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 5 years ago
I realised as I opened this book that parts of it are set in Amsterdam, which was funny as I was heading for Amsterdam when I opened this. Kinda pretentious and wordy it could have been a better story if the author wasn't too busy trying to psychoanalyse the characters.
ezuk
ezuk rated it 6 years ago
What can I say? Irving rocks. I saw the movie before I read the book, so I knew the plot for the first part, I never expected it to go on as epically as it did. The combination of rich details and deep, convincing characters really makes this a book to savor.
A woman in the shape of a monster
A woman in the shape of a monster rated it 7 years ago
I violently hated this novel in its first 300 or so pages and only came to tolerate (and even mildly like) the story as it wrapped up its final threads. I state this at the very beginning in order to establish that I am emphatically not the target audience for this novel, but it doesn't mean that Jo...
Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer
Gosh I Wish I was a Good Writer rated it 7 years ago
What I really liked about this book, and I always like John Irving novels was the imagery. I can't get the "feet" out of my mind.
Page Turning Paula
Page Turning Paula rated it 8 years ago
I thought the supporting characters were a lot more interesting than Ruth.
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it 9 years ago
I was enjoying all the description and premonition at the beginning but got tired of it pretty quickly, so I skimmed in the middle just to get the story moved on quicker. Irving sure had everything plotted out before writing the story which annoyed me a bit since every smallest detail would come ou...
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