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Old 12-09-2005, 10:27 AM
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Default Re: A Prayer for Owen Meany

The book >>> Simon Birch the movie
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:48 AM
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Default Re: A Prayer for Owen Meany

It's my favorite piece of fiction. I like it even better than Dickens, which I love.

Fwiw, I didn't like the movie (Simon Birch), I really don't care for Irving's liberal/NARAL politics, and I haven't particularly loved his other stuff I've read (Garp, Hotel NH, Cider House, etc.).
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:52 AM
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It is one of my all-time favorite books. John Irving is a genius.
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:52 AM
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I LIKED THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP BUT A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY STARTS TO GET WAY TOO RELIGIOUS AND IRVING IS BECOMING TOO MUCH OF A BORN AGAIN IN MY OPINION. ALSO, THEY MADE A MOVIE OF IT CALLED THE MIGHTY WITH SHARON STONE AND APPARENTLY IT SUCKS.

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I GOT TIRED OF THE BOOK AFTER ABOUT 100 PAGES. I REALLY LIKED THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP BUT THOUGHT OWEN MEANY WAS CRAP. THANKS FOR THE TIP ON THE MOVIE.
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Old 12-09-2005, 11:35 AM
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Default Re: A Prayer for Owen Meany

As somebody has mentioned, the movie based on Owen Meany is "Simon Birch"

I loved this book. A little heavy handed at times, but still excellent.
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Old 12-09-2005, 12:01 PM
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I read this book when I was like 16 I think, because my parents made me read it and write a report on it (I sucked at school). I liked it very much but I think it went over my head.
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:14 PM
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Most people who've read this book seem to absolutely love it. It did nothing for me personally though. I read 250 pages of it and then just gave up. I've never gotten that far in a book before giving up before, and never once had the urge to pick it back up.
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:21 PM
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I LIKED THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP BUT A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY STARTS TO GET WAY TOO RELIGIOUS AND IRVING IS BECOMING TOO MUCH OF A BORN AGAIN IN MY OPINION. ALSO, THEY MADE A MOVIE OF IT CALLED THE MIGHTY WITH SHARON STONE AND APPARENTLY IT SUCKS.

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LOL!

It is a pretty damn religious, but it's more about faith, than religion, if that makes any sense at all. Anyway, I don't know about Irving's religious status, but his last two novels didn't seem to be very religious at all, though the protagonist went to a religious school in his last novel "Until I Find You," his last novel before that "A Son of the Circus," was set in India and was about a Bollywood actor (I recommend it), and as I recall didn't have any religious overtones, born-again, or not. The religious overtones, I only found in "A Prayer for Owen Meany", which I loved, by the way.
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Old 12-09-2005, 01:47 PM
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It blows. Him trying to be all symbolic and beating you over the head explaining it over and over pissed me off to no end.
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Old 12-09-2005, 05:54 PM
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Default Re: A Prayer for Owen Meany

this is an example of a post that really should have links. this is a terrible thread for people who have no idea what this is.
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