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A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
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Jun 02, 2012

really liked it

Here's a book I would recommend that anyone should read. Irving is one of my favorite authors, so I've read this book a few times. Full disclosure: there are a few sections that tend to drag a bit. Irving likes to add pages and pages of historical and technical details relating to the background of his stories (in this case, a history of the New England town and details on the granite and lumber industries), and sometimes, it seems like a lot more detail than anyone really needs. But in this book, most of these sections eventually slide together to tell a powerful story of two unlikely friends and their quest for something to believe in during a time of war (Vietnam). read this book. Take the time to force yourself through the more cumbersome decscriptions, because all becomes clear in the last chapters.

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