The Cider House Rules
First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century. The novel tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch–saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud’s, ether addict and abortionist. This is also the... show more
First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is set in rural Maine in the first half of the twentieth century. The novel tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch–saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud’s, ether addict and abortionist. This is also the story of Dr. Larch’s favorite orphan, Homer Wells, who is never adopted.
Publish date: June 23rd 1997
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 640
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...
Homer Wells ist anders als die anderen Kinder im Waisenhaus von St. Cloud’s, denn er möchte nicht fort. Er versuchte mehrfach, eine neue Familie und ein neues Zuhause zu finden – ohne Erfolg. So kommt es, dass der Leiter des Waisenhauses, Dr. Wilbur Larch, Homer erlaubt zu bleiben und ihn unter sein...
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 ...
Homer Wells is an orphan at St. Cloud's orphanage and he is happy there. He doesn't want to get adopted, he wants to be useful, so he helps out Dr Larch, the founder. He is in charge of the boys and of bringing babys into the world but also gives abortions. Homer is supposed to be Dr Larch's success...