Fresno, CA, USA | Member Since 2009
I had seen the movie long ago, but it was only memorable to the extent that I recognized a few key actors; otherwise it meant very little to me. Once I began listening to the book, I found the story to be so eerily similar to social issues we face today. Not to mention it was engaging and very beautifully written.
My favorite character was by far Homer. I felt his genuineness and the complex internal struggle that he had for what he wanted to do versus what he was innately called to do.
I loved how engaged he kept me.
Both! I laughed and cried.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would gladly read another John Irving novel anytime, as this was my first.
This book was the most fantastic I've read/heard since A thousand splendid suns. So, so good. I recommend it highly!
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