After reading the some of the other reader’s opinions I almost did not read “A prayer for Owen Meany”. My husband, who is very picky, was not complained at all, so I gave Owen a chance. I am very happy that I read it. It is so good; it deserves more than 5 stars. I know, in the beginning is kind of slow, and nothing really happens. Additionally the book deals with several very difficult issues, like war, politics, and religion. I guess because I am not American I did not care, however, the book is so deep and funny, and finally so sad that it was very hard for me not to be touched by the story. I loved Owen Meany, I wish I have know him.
Just a warning: it is not a book for very religious people (Christians).
I almost stop buying this book because of the awful reviews from people who could not stand the novel because the detailed description of the rape. It is sad that they miss this wonderful story because of that. It is just not fair. Life is life, with beauty and ugliness, with good and bad, even if we avoid reading about it, it is just is. I rather read this novel, with the rape and everything than lose my time reading “The fifty shades of grey”, that is only garbage.
Additionally, the reader is amazing. Is one of the best one I recommend this book specially to mothers who prefer to close the eyes instead of standing up.
By the way, regarding the last chapter, the writer does not need to apologize for anything.
Again, I should have expected, this book like Seabiscuit from the same author, give so many irrelevant details that became kind of a Valium for me. I quit.
The only good thing I can say about this book is regarding Will Patytton performance.
the book is forgetable, but Patton performance, as always is worth the listen.
I wish I have read the reviews before because I kind of agree with dome of the other readers.It is very long, I have not really an idea why so many people was eager to risk everything for the girl.
I found this book pretty useless. I do not think it deserves more than these words.
Not only I was deadly bored by the book, but the reader seemed to be fighting not to sleep all the time.
If is there a way to give this book more than 5 stars, I would give it. It is not only good, but entertaining, also I learned a lot about World War II history. The author is great; however the best of all was the reader. He is an artist. He made the book alive. I just love it.
The sequel War and Remembrance. I do not remember another book.
Henry the father
Of course Henry the father. He is such an old fashion, gentleman guy. I love him since the very beginning.
The story began well, but it in middle of it you already know what is going to happen. It is so predictable. The good guy is a woman, black of course. The bad guy is somebody very strange, very evil and not really alive. In the middle of it, I quit. I could not stand it anymore. Listen to Mr. King, do not spend your credit on it.
Because it was boring and predicable
He is boring too.
Because iIt is not only good, but entertaining, also I learned a lot about World War II history. The author is great; however the best of all was the reader. He is an artist. He made the book alive. I just love it.
Everything, the plor, the characters, the history lessons, but most of all, the reader.
Henry the father
I think the name is OK
Is it superb
Nothing, I expected more because the Hunger Games is just one of my favorite books and so many people said that it was just like the Hunger Games that I bought the book. Maybe I will buy the sequel, but now I lowered my expectations.
The narrator did fine. She seemed a little bored by the novel though, I do not blame her.
It is just a bad mixture of the Hunger Games and Ender's game
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