From the Bookshelf of The Escapists: A Book Club

A Prayer for Owen Meany
Start date
September 1, 2011
Finish date
December 31, 2011
2011 Reading Challenge Part 3
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* December 2011
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Good story with original characters but it tended to drag out parts of the story and became a bit of a chore to read mid way through. I really enjoyed the start, the introduction to the characters, the baseball game, the funeral but started to lose interest around the nativity which at times seemed endless. Overall I was glad that I made it through to the end.
Overall, I liked the story. However, it needed some serious editing! It took about 150 pages for me to realize that I had actually seen a movie adaptation of the book. I found the characters odd and compelling and appreciated the discussion of faith belief and miracles. I'm glad I read the book but it definitely took some work to finish it.
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