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In One Person by John Irving
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Sep 17, 14

bookshelves: 2012-books, books-i-own
Recommended for: petra, cait
Read from May 24 to 30, 2012 — I own a copy, read count: 1

john, john, john!!
you suck me in.
every time!

there's this matrix on wikipedia (now deleted, but preserved here: i am sure you have seen it. the matrix makes me sigh and amuses me. it's a conundrum.

near the end of the book, I felt like you were ticking boxes. giving readers a list of socially important things to mull. i don't take issue with the issues...they are important and need to be written about so that tolerance and acceptance become the norms...i take issue with the fact this device (is that what it was?) interrupted the flow of the story and yanked me out of my irving induced haze of literary delight. it was like being smacked in the face with a big fish. possibly a frozen big fish.

that cost you one-star. no. i will not give it back.

i still love you.

call me.
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Reading Progress

05/24/2012 page 20
05/25/2012 page 46
11.0% "well, so far we have talk of books and writing. how can this be bad?!"
05/26/2012 page 101
24.0% 2 comments
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message 1: by Petra (new)

Petra John Irving is one of my favorite authors. Enjoy!

Jennifer D Petra wrote: "John Irving is one of my favorite authors. Enjoy!"

Thanks, Petra!! So far, it is wonderful!!! Like prime-time Irving!! :D

Fred Yes, I won't be able to resist either!

Jennifer D Fred wrote: "Yes, I won't be able to resist either!"


i understand completely. there is a lot of amazing storytelling in the novel so definitely worth your time.


message 5: by Petra (new)

Petra Laughing at your review! Need to read this more soonish than laterish.

Greta I agree. Overkill and just not realistic. I felt it weakened the impact.

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