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The book's mystic religiosity is steeped in Robertson Davies's Deptford trilogy, and the fatal baseball relates to the fatefully misdirected snowball in the first Deptford novel, Fifth Business. Tiny, symbolic Owen echoes the hero of Irving's teacher Günter Grass's The Tin Drum--the two characters share the same initials. A rollicking entertainment, Owen Meany is also a meditation on literature, history, and God. --Tim Appelo --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book is phenomenal. it started off as a long-haul summer reading book, but i fell in love with it and couldn't put it down. please read, it's absolutely amazing. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by Karlene Glemaud
Great story. The length is cumbersome and wearisome at times, but the story line kept my interest enough to plod through the labored portions of the book. Love the characters. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Bobbie Brooks
I love the story...it's one of my favorites! I love the film even more (Simon Birch). I think everyone should read the book, the watch the film! Read morePublished 4 days ago by Patricia P Moroney
i liked the main plot in general. but it's not a masterpiece. too leangthy, a bit too much of the supernatural to my taste.Published 10 days ago by pecs4u
Read this in four days. Great characters and loved the past and present techniques that foreshadowed events with still an aura of mystery.Published 12 days ago by barbara jagger