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A Prayer for Owen Meany
4.22
it was amazing
This is quite possibly my favorite book of all time. I think that it is Irving at his best. There are events set out early on in the book that tie bac ...more
Jul 29, 2009
Jan 09, 2008
 
The Westing Game
4.03
liked it
Every time I read this book I wish they would make a movie of it so I could play Turtle...
not set
Jan 09, 2008
 
The Pillowman
4.36
really liked it
Terrifying.
not set
Jun 26, 2008
 
Lysistrata
3.84
really liked it
I really enjoyed this play. It is reassuring to know that the Greeks were a bit immature. My favorite line in the play being:
Lysistrata: What do you s
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Dec 27, 2008
Dec 20, 2008
 
The Road
3.95
liked it
Subtitle: Everyman and his son wander through post apocalyptic America.

I really don't know how I feel about this book. It is strange to feel compassio
...more
Jan 20, 2009
Jan 14, 2009
 
Jane Eyre
4.10
I believe that in any book there is a willing suspension of disbelief. There are things that happen in this world and you accept them because of the p ...more
not set
Jun 12, 2008
 
The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
3.83
It has been said that mixing science and religion leads to bad science and bad religion, apparently it doesn't lead to very good books either. There a ...more
Jun 26, 2010
Jun 18, 2010
 
The Bacchae
3.85
liked it
I didn't enjoy this as much as I enjoyed Lysistrata. Like Shakespearean dramas it seems like everyone is a trajedy is constantly expounding page long ...more
Jan 02, 2009
Dec 27, 2008
 
American Wife
3.72
it was ok
**spoiler alert** Like Prep this book was a considerable let down. Curtis Sittenfeld seems to have a fascination with passive characters who blame all ...more
Jul 05, 2009
Jun 22, 2009
 
Harvey
4.11
liked it
Okay so I went to get a head start on my all school reading only to find that pages 27-42 in my Harvery had been replaced with pages 43-58. So I could ...more
Jul 27, 2008
Jun 22, 2008
 
Romance
3.30
liked it
We read a scene from this in writing class and it was pretty funny, so I decided to borrow the play from my pal Lauren. Unfortunately when I took it h ...more
not set
Feb 04, 2009
 
The Magician King (The Magicians, #2)
3.91
*sigh* I just don't have it in me to make it through another one of these books, so I guess I'll never know what happened to Quentin The Insufferable.
Mar 22, 2015
Mar 03, 2015
 
Bridge to Terabithia
3.98
I still remember crying as I read the end of this book. I really don't think I could bring myself to read it again...
not set
Feb 25, 2008
 
The Homecoming
3.74
liked it
I suppose I could have better prepared myself for reading this play... but I didn't. This play was just a bit too bizarre for me (and I have a very hi ...more
Feb 04, 2009
Jan 25, 2009
 
The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
3.89
really liked it
It is unfortunate that Jon Krakauer beat everyone to the punch with "Into Thing Air" making it so that every other book written about 1996 on Everest ...more
not set
May 09, 2012
 
Everything Will Be Different: A Brief History of Helen of Troy
3.48
Friggin Helen of Troy she's the worst.
not set
Apr 05, 2015
 
The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?
3.93
spoiler alert: the goat is Sylvia.
Apr 08, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
 
The Visit
3.92
blind eunich... enough said
Nov 08, 2008
Sep 07, 2008
 
No Man Knows My History: The Life of Joseph Smith
4.07
really liked it
After reading "Under the Banner of Heaven" by Krakauer, it only seemed fair that I should give Fawn Brodie's biography of Joseph Smith a try. I was in ...more
Jan 08, 2011
May 29, 2010
 
The Water-Method Man
3.34
liked it
I suppose it wouldn't truly be summer if I didn't read at least a little bit of Irving.

This book struck me in much the same way that the main charact
...more
not set
Jun 21, 2011
 
The Irresistible Henry House
3.53
The premise of this book is really wonderful: a boy, Henry, is raised in a practice house as part of a home economics study. 5 or 6 girls going to Wil ...more
Jun 03, 2010
Jun 03, 2010
 
My Movie Business: A Memoir
3.32
This book was enjoyably short, a kind of read in one sitting book. It was not all that interesting, it basically reinforced the fact that John Irving ...more
not set
Aug 17, 2009
 
Songs from the Black Chair: A Memoir of Mental Interiors
3.81
liked it
This did not turn out to be the book that the person who gave it to me said it would be... but I liked it just fine. The title is a bit misleading in ...more
not set
Feb 25, 2012
 
The Sun Also Rises
3.83
This book doesn't have a plot. Rather it consists of 5 interesting main characters and then some people added in like spices so that the 5 main charac ...more
Jun 2008
Jun 13, 2008
 
How I Paid for College: A Novel of Sex, Theft, Friendship & Musical Theater (Edward Zanni, #1)
3.84
This book is kinda like Angus, thongs and the full frontal snogging, except instead of funny British lingo there are a lot of funny musical theatre jo ...more
Jul 31, 2010
Jul 30, 2010
 
The World According to Garp
4.07
really liked it
Garp concludes my reading of John Irving for awhile, although it is probably my favorite that I read this summer. In the famous accident scene, I saw ...more
Sep 12, 2008
Aug 24, 2008
 
Complete Plays
4.32
I don't think that I can say that I liked any of these plays, but they certainly made me think. Or at least some of them did, some of them were just f ...more
not set
Sep 30, 2012
 
Oleanna
3.63
Ummm, I hope to never have a teacher like John...or rather a meeting like the one described in this play.


This is the first of three Mamet shows I read
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not set
Feb 04, 2009
 
Bodies Unfinished (Oberon Modern Plays)
4.00
really liked it
No one ever has what they want. It hard to get what you need from another person.

I think that the Joyce's monologues in this play are fascinating and
...more
not set
Mar 22, 2015
 
Passion Play (TCG Edition)
4.21
really liked it
I won't lie, I'm a Sarah Ruhl fan. Of the three time periods I preferred the last. I also appreciate any play that requires fish puppets; having made ...more
not set
Mar 22, 2015
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