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The World According to Garp by John Irving
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Mar 02, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2014

This is a re-read. I've completed all 13 Irving novels, so I will now enjoy them for a second time. Naturally, I begin with the first Irving novel I read and I believe I enjoyed even more now than I did 30 years ago. This is simply the classic American novel. Irving makes us stop and explore those aspects of our being from which we seem to be constantly fleeing. The result is that we are better people for having stopped, observed, and contemplated. I just counted and I guess I've read 14 Irving novels and a collection of short stories, so I correct my previous count of 13.

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Reading Progress

March 2, 2012 – Shelved
April 15, 2014 – Started Reading
April 23, 2014 – Shelved as: 2014
April 23, 2014 – Finished Reading

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