Nov. 9th, 2008

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I'm a little embarrassed that again, I finished only one book. I can try to defend myself by telling you that it was 688 pages, but still. I've been slacking on reading lately.

The World According to Garp by John Irving
BOOK OF THE MONTH AWARD
It's a winner by default, but it probably still would have won anyway. This is a good book. Not in that it makes readers feel good, or that the characters display good behavior, because neither of those is true. But it is well-written and a very interesting story, with captivating characters. The main character is Garp, who is the son of a sort of feminist, and it tells about his life, and the struggles he goes through as a father and writer. John Irving has a way with words that I enjoy, especially in his even better book, A Prayer for Owen Meany.

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