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A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Irving's novels, which often begin in autobiographical commonplace, get transformed along the way: sometimes into fairy tale (The Hotel New Hampshire), sometimes into modern-day ironic fable (The World According to Garp). This one—set in New Hampshire in the 50's and 60's—is a little of both, but not enough of either: its tone is finally too self-righteous to be fully convincing as fiction. In ... Read full review

Review: A Prayer for Owen Meany

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Roz Shea

OWEN MEANY (we must always use the upper case for OWEN, because that is how he speaks) is a very small boy with A VERY BIG VOICE who has become an icon in American literature. Readers have bestowed a reverence verging on the worshipful regarding the book, A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY. When OWEN accidentally kills his best friend's mother with a foul ball in a Little League game, he becomes convinced ... Read full review

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User Review  - cdford12 - Overstock.com

I am a big O fan and have ordered many items through them. My daughter needed this book for school and it arrived in good condition. It did take longer to get here than I have ever had to wait for ... Read full review

Review: A Prayer for Owen Meany

User Review  - Carac Allison - Goodreads

"A Prayer for Owen Meany" was the first present my wife ever gave me. This was 20 years before she became my wife. We were good friends and roommates back then and neither of us had any idea that we ... Read full review

Review: A Prayer for Owen Meany

User Review  - Linda - Goodreads

A Prayer for Owen Meany has one of the best opening lines I have ever read: “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 ... Read full review

Review: A Prayer for Owen Meany

User Review  - Book Concierge - Goodreads

Audio narrated by Joe Barrett Opening sentence: 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 ... Read full review

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