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Old 12-09-2005, 07:27 AM
JaBlue JaBlue is offline
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Default A Prayer for Owen Meany

I just finished this book tonight.

Holy [censored].

Have any of you read it? What'd you think?
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Old 12-09-2005, 07:31 AM
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never even heard of it...is it new? who writes it?
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Old 12-09-2005, 07:44 AM
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never even heard of it...is it new? who writes it?

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by John Irving, it is 15 yrs old and says "#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER" on it
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Old 12-09-2005, 07:55 AM
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I just finished this book tonight.

Holy [censored].

Have any of you read it? What'd you think?

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I read it in high school and thought it was a great book.
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:15 AM
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Default Re: A Prayer for Owen Meany

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I just finished this book tonight.

Holy [censored].

Have any of you read it? What'd you think?

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Havn't read that one, it's on my shelf but I havn't gotten around to it yet.
I have, however, read a few other Irving books and heartily recomend them. The Cider house rules is an amazing book, one of my all time favourites. Hotel New Hampshire is also great, but in other ways the The cider, it's basically slapstick in book-form, done very very well.
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:19 AM
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Default Re: A Prayer for Owen Meany

Haven't read this, but I've read 'the world according to Garp' and liked that a lot. Very nice style of writing. I'd recommend Garp to anyone, and I guess this is probably on a par?
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Old 12-09-2005, 08:28 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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Old 12-09-2005, 09:17 AM
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I'd recommend Garp to anyone

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Great effort making that into a movie.

You're a film guy, could you imagine being tasked with "Film 'Garp'"?
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:19 AM
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I'd recommend Garp to anyone

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Great effort making that into a movie.

You're a film guy, could you imagine being tasked with "Film 'Garp'"?

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Yeah, he did a good job. John Lithgow was pretty good as the transexual football player (I'm not kidding!) In fact, I liked the film so much, it led me to read the book.
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Old 12-09-2005, 09:19 AM
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Yea I read it and remember liking it...
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