Review: A Prayer for Owen Meany

Editorial Review - - 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  - MaureenCean - LibraryThing

More than a 3, but not enough to round up. Too long. It took me 10 months to read it. I read multiple books at a time and it just wasn't the one I usually wanted to pick up, even though I enjoyed it ... Read full review

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User Review  - AJBraithwaite - LibraryThing

A 500 page novel that sets up a slam dunk. This was recommended to me by a friend about 15 years ago and I at last got round to reading it this month. Vivid, wonderful writing and a fascinating story ... Read full review

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User Review  - bevok - LibraryThing

A great novel, unusual and intrigue with bizarre characters. Read full review

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