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The World According to Garp by John Irving
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Oct 14, 10

bookshelves: fiction, 1001-books-list
Read from July 27 to October 07, 2010

This book took me an absolute eternity to finish. I found it rather dull, and didn't really identify with or care much for the characters. I kept paging through hoping it would get better and while I think it did, a little, it certainly did not live up to its hype for me. It's too bad because the premise and structure of the novel (a book about a writer, who writes books that are somewhat autobiographically-based) could have been amazing.

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