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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.
Nothing I can say that hasn't been said before. The only thing that would make this review the least bit interesting would be to review a different book in this spot. Read morePublished 2 days ago by John Wilson
EASILY one of the best books ever written....whenever someone asks me for ideas on what to,read...Owen Meany is always one of -if not THE first that I recommend. Read morePublished 3 days ago by dmc888
There is only one thing to say about this book, it is excellent. A must read book you will never forget , because it will be in your heart forever, just as Owen will be. Read morePublished 3 days ago by grayce tripodi
The characters hold fascination and that's why I wanted to keep reading to find out how it would end, though I remained conscious throughout that this was a work of fiction.Published 4 days ago by siggy
Everyone told me I needed to read John Irving and this was probably his best work. It's pretty terrible. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Valerie J. Leger