A Prayer for Owen Meany: A Novel (Google eBook)
I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.
In the summer of 1953, two eleven-year-old boys—best friends—are playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend, New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills the other boy's mother. The boy who hits the ball doesn't believe in accidents; Owen Meany believes he is God's instrument. What happens to Owen after that 1953 foul ball is extraordinary.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stormydawnc - LibraryThing
Reading A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of the more interesting reading experiences I've had. For most of the book, I was slogging my way through, wondering if we'd ever come to the point of all the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - REDonald - LibraryThing
I really enjoyed this book! I generally stick to mysteries but picked this one of John Irving's up somewhere and found Owen Meany a captivating read. There were a few things about it that I found a bit hard to swallow, but overall I truly enjoyed it. Irving's reputation is well deserved. Read full review