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The World According to Garp by John Irving
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Jul 12, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: i-own, fiction-and-literature, irving-james-melville, 2007-2009
Read from June 15 to 25, 2007

August 2008

Quite possibly my favorite book. Irving is a master here; it's a brilliant story, and it feels more like a life than a novel--the life of T.S. Garp, not just a novel about him. Garp's world seem so true, even if, like The Hotel New Hampshire (another favorite), the story departs from a historical setting (WWII and later postwar America and Europe) and goes on to forge a unique, magical--and entirely believable--history of its own. Not many novels--and not many writers--can really do that.
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Elsa I totally agree. though I have to say that it's my second favorite book, right behind les misérable. third place is cider house rules :)


Jacob Elsa wrote: "I totally agree. though I have to say that it's my second favorite book, right behind les misérable."

Another favorite of mine. Need to reread.


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Kyle Jacob wrote: "Need to reread."

This, or Les Misèrables?


message 4: by Jacob (last edited Apr 09, 2013 05:47PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Jacob Kyle wrote: "This, or Les Misèrables?"

Both, but more Les Mis.


AmberBug *shelfnotes.com* Looking forward to reading this. Les Miserables blew me away,.never thought I'd love it as much as i did.


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