The Cider House Rules
"AN OLD-FASHIONED, BIG-HEARTED NOVEL . . . with its epic yearning caught in the 19th century, somewhere between Trollope and Twain . . . The rich detail makes for vintage Irving."--The Boston Sunday Globe"The Cider House Rules is filled with people to love and to feel for. . . . The characters in... show more
"AN OLD-FASHIONED, BIG-HEARTED NOVEL . . . with its epic yearning caught in the 19th century, somewhere between Trollope and Twain . . . The rich detail makes for vintage Irving."--The Boston Sunday Globe"The Cider House Rules is filled with people to love and to feel for. . . . The characters in John Irving's novel break all the rules, and yet they remain noble and free-spirited. Victims of tragedy, violence, and injustice, their lives seem more interesting and full of thought-provoking dilemmas than the lives of many real people."--The Houston Post"John Irving's sixth and best novel . . . He is among the very best storytellers at work today. At the base of Irving's own moral concerns is a rare and lasting regard for human kindness."--The Philadelphia Inquirer"Entertaining and affecting . . . John Irving is the most relentlessly inventive writer around. He proliferates colorful incidents and crotchets of character. . . . A truly astounding amount of artistry and ingenuity."--The San Diego Union
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: December 7th 1993
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 598
Edition language: English
Oof. This is gonna be a tough one to review. First, it should be known that I was not looking forward to this book. Nothing about it called to me. Nothing about the film adaptation ever made me want to watch the movie, either. (Let it be known that I still have no interest in watching the movie.) An...
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I am going to be one of the few that didn't like this novel.If you like your books slow paced, filled with drug usage, illegal abortions, political preaching, lusting after someone else's woman, lies, lies and more lies this will be a great book. Of course this book is also filled with wonderfully ...
Russo. King. Rash. Updike. Doctorow. Irving. I'm beginning to notice a similarity amongst east coast writers (mostly from New England) who are usually male and born in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. They like narratives. They like description. They like slow build up. And all of these likes show how much ...
Hardcover, Large Print, 973 pagesPublished July 1st 2000 by Thorndike PressIBN13: 9780786226740I admit, I don't always read the book prior to seeing the movie. While I loved the movie, the book was definitely worth picking up to read. John Irving tends to write a longer novel, but I found he almost ...