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Based upon recommendations on the main chatboard I read and enjoyed Last Night in Twisted River, then Cider House Rules. I just finished A Prayer For Owen Meany (my favorite of the 3).

Which John Irving book should I consider picking up next?

Also, I haven't seen Cider House Rules, but I know it was considered a successful movie. As much as I enjoyed A Prayer for Owen Meany, I'm wondering whether that book could transfer to movie or video. I can't imagine the actors who could play Owen throughout his life, and whether such depiction would "ruin" the book for those who then see the movie. What do you think?
SuperTeacher Also, I haven't seen Cider House Rules, but I know it was > considered a successful movie. As much as I enjoyed A > Prayer > for Owen Meany, I'm wondering whether that book could > transfer to movie or video. I can't imagine the actors who > could play Owen throughout his life, and whether such > depiction would "ruin" the book fo...See More
Aug 28, 2014
jme My first and favorite was <u>The World According to Garp</u>. The movie was much less dark and was definitely condensed, but it is also one of my favorite movies.

<u>The Cider House Rules</u> is probably my second favorite. The movie of that was good, too, but it lacked some of the "magic" I felt when rea...See More
Dec 27, 2014
Ha HA A Prayer for Owen Meany is a great book (my favorite of his I think).

I also loved A Son of the Circus and the Fourth Hand.

I started Last Night in Twisted River, couldn't get into it, put it down and never went back to it.

On 12/27/14, jme wrote: > My first and favorite was <u>The World According to > Garp<...See More
Dec 27, 2014
jme Somehow I missed <u>The Fourth Hand.</u> Too bad I just ordered from Amazon this morning. Well, it's my next book on the new list.

On 12/27/14, Ha HA wrote: > A Prayer for Owen Meany is a great book (my favorite of his I > think). > > I also loved A Son of the Circus and the Fourth Hand. > > I started Last Nig...See More
Dec 27, 2014
Jme again Hotel New Hampshire is very good, too

On 12/27/14, jme wrote: > Somehow I missed <u>The Fourth Hand.</u> Too bad I just > ordered from Amazon this morning. Well, it's my next book on > the new list. > > > On 12/27/14, Ha HA wrote: >> A Prayer for Owen Meany is a great book (my favorite of his I >> ...See More
Feb 22, 2015


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