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“A hectic, gaudy saga with the verve of a Marx Brothers movie.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A startlingly original family saga that combines macabre humor with Dickensian sentiment.”—Time
“Rejoice! John Irving has written another book according to your world. . . . You must read this book.”—Los Angeles Times
“Spellbinding . . . intensely human . . . a high-wire act of dazzling virtuosity.”—Cosmopolitan
Not to everyone's taste but I loved it. I have read and reread countless times. There are so many surprises here. Read morePublished 16 days ago by sundaysue
One of my favorite books. Book was in very good condition and shipped as advertised.Published 28 days ago by JOE T ZINN
I adore Irving. I know he's been called the modern day Charles Dickens and since I've never read Dickens, if they are anything alike, I'd probably love Dickens, too. Read morePublished 4 months ago by katieknowsallnothing
Funny, quirky, totally different read. It kept me entertained even though there were parts that raised some eyebrows sexually.Published 6 months ago by Nanny Gall
What blew my mind about this book, was the courage and audacity that Irving displayed when it came breaking "the rules" and confronting sacred cows.Published 12 months ago by D. L. Mendelssohn
This is my favourite of all the John Irving novels to date because this portrays people who, regardless of what life throws at them, (mostly) keep on going & growing & making... Read morePublished 12 months ago by susankaye
Every once-in-a-while you read a book that you will remember forever; for me, this was one of them. Parts were weird, strange and hard to read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by DTB