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The 158-Pound Marriage by John Irving
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Jan 08, 2009

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Read in January, 2009

The characters were intriguing but not terribly likeable; the narrator was not quite distinct enough as his own character (I don't know if he had a name, but there was very little rounding out); this is no Garp or Prayer for Owen Meany or Cider House. It feels like a short story that kept growing. Didn't like the ending, if there was one. I still enjoy reading everything John Irving writes - he guarantees irony and humor - but this is one of his earlier novels and I believe he improved.

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