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A Son of the Circus by John Irving
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Aug 05, 2007

it was amazing
Read in January, 2003

Critics may complain about the repetitive images of John Irving's books, but I love how he weaves the symbolism and influences of his life into his work. A Son of the Circus includes the common imagery of India, Toronto, central Europe, dwarfism, circuses, etc. from his other works. (More on that topic here: [])

As always, I love his writing voice and the flow of the story. In this one, his nod to Graham Green is also a fun aspect of the story, a tribute to one of his major influences.
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message 1: by Christine (AR) (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:56AM) (new) - added it

Christine (AR) I'm a big Irving fan - this is the only one I haven't read, and now I'm really looking forward to it. Thanks.

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