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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 an O delivery but we did get it. Review of the actual book Not sure as I didnt read it myself! Read full review

Review: A Prayer for Owen Meany

User Review  - Heather Carrillo - Goodreads

My first book by John Irving, and I wasn't impressed. I believe Irving is a brilliant author and no disrespect is meant. Owen Meany's twists and surprises were masterfully crafted, and who can resist ... Read full review

Review: A Prayer for Owen Meany

User Review  - Debby Allen - Goodreads

1. STOP YELLING AT ME (c'mon, couldn't you have used small caps?; at least the audio version doesn't suffer that issue) 2. ! 3. I would have quit, but this was recommended to me. John Wheelwright ... Read full review

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