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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
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Oct 01, 2009

it was amazing
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A contender for my all time favorite. I love Owen Meany.

Part way through I thought this bared a resemblance to Simon Birch, a movie I saw years before. Well, duh. But the movie is different enough from the book and I had the characters fully grown in my head before I realized it, so no harm done in seeing the movie first.

I recently read that some people recommend skipping Johnny's present day musings. I can understand that, but it's not necessary. Owen Meany had a profound effect on Johnny and that's illustrated in his present day telling.

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