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The Cider House Rules by John Irving
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Jul 30, 14

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I've seen the movie version about half a dozen times over the past ten years, but I've never read The Cider House Rules--or any other John Irving book, for that matter. I'm glad I finally picked one up. It took me about a week to read it, which is unusual for me. It's dense, thoughtful, wide-ranging, not unlike one of the works of Charles Dickens, who is mentioned quite often in Rules. It's also laugh-out-loud funny in parts. I wanted to stay in St. Cloud's; even though it's a dreary orphanage in a deserted town, Dr. Wilbur Larch, Nurse Angela, Nurse Edna, and Nurse Caroline were the next best thing to a loving family.

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