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Most Helpful Favorable Review

27 out of 28 people found this review helpful.

Beautifully written!

I have only started this but already, I am having a hard time putting it down (for work, to eat!). It is beautifully written....the prose is descriptive & captivating, the story is excellent, and the characters are quirky & lovable.

posted by Steve2 on May 8, 2012

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7 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

I usually love his books but I am about half way through and bec

I usually love his books but I am about half way through and becoming bored and will probably pick up another book to read and come back to this one (someday). As usual, the writing is great but the story is interesting for a while and then drags on for too many pages ...
I usually love his books but I am about half way through and becoming bored and will probably pick up another book to read and come back to this one (someday). As usual, the writing is great but the story is interesting for a while and then drags on for too many pages before it becomes interesting again. Instead of 400+ pages this could have been written in much less. This is a disappointment as in the past I could never put one of his books down.

posted by 3097160 on May 22, 2012

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  • Posted June 22, 2012

    I love John Irving's books, and he is my favorite author. This

    I love John Irving's books, and he is my favorite author. This was not my favorite of his books, but I do appreciate his heartfelt journey into this misunderstood realm. He tackles heartbreaking topics, and injects humor, sadness, quirky characters, and moral issues. I can't think of another author who encompasses all of those things in one book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    Middle of the road

    I enjoy Irving's writing style, and this was an interesting and sympathetic book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    Minor Irving

    Much better than his last novel "Last Night in Twisted River," but still well short of his best work. Not a bad way to spend a couple of weeks reading. Love the final pages--feels almost like Irving himself, giving his final Prospero speech to the reader!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2012

    John Irving is my favorite author; however, this one is forgetta

    John Irving is my favorite author; however, this one is forgettable.

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