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message 1: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Then you get to the climax and we find the meaning of Owen's fate. And I must say, I found it a huge let-down. I thought -- all those clues, all that dedication by this exceptional person, for THIS? Its as if God saw that some guy was going to cause a big multi-car pile-up and thought, I know, I'll have Michelangelo's David fall on top of him and that will prevent the big car accident. The David will be smashed, but hey. I mean, you figure that the tool will be matched to the job that needs to be accomplished. There must have been other ways for God to bring about the events in the climax.

This is brilliant! Yes, I agree. And did I miss something? According to the story, it seems that the tragic event with the baseball was completely unnecessary and didn't tie into anything. If God's plan was to use Owen for the fabulous miracle at the end of the story ... well, it all could have happened, "exactly as planned and right on schedule," even if Tabby Whitewright were still living. So ... what the heck???

message 2: by Amy (new)

Amy No, what's the matter with you? You have to love Owen Meany. It's the best book written honestly!

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