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The 158-Pound Marriage by John Irving
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Sep 22, 2011

it was ok
Read on September 22, 2011

Not Irving's greatest novel, but somewhat enjoyable nonetheless. I started it a few months but have been putting it off for a while. The four-person love-rectangle was an interesting concept but the characters lack any real depth. Unlike some of Irving's greatest characters, namely Owen and Garp, the foursome in this novel lacked any real appeal...and sadly, by the end of the novel I found myself not missing a single one of them.

That all being said. Irving is a great writer and I'll keep reading.

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