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I actually remember very little of the plot, not much of the characters.
I laughed out loud more when reading this than any of his other books -- and I'm a big fan of his; I like all of his works.
John Irving is a great practitioner of the craft of writing -- and that is a good enough reason to read this book.
I originally bought this book, along with all of Irving's other novels, after reading Garp in 1982 (shortly after the movie came out). Read morePublished 5 months ago by Eric
I'm a big John Irvine fan but I couldn't get into this book, gave up trying to read it in the end. Nothing like as polished as the rest of his stuff.Published 6 months ago by John Walker
I am still happy that I read it but this one did not do it for me. I'll go on most any trip John Irving is going on. I'll cut him some slack any day. Read morePublished 9 months ago by My Mother Was An Astrologer
John Irving, as a young man, starts off with a bang. His first chapter is an hilarious incursion into a very unpleasant situation. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Lew M. Warden
I loved this book. I like John Irving. I think this is about the fifth book I've read of his. This one was very funny and also a little sad. I like happy endings.Published on April 9, 2011 by piper
I got a little more than half way through John Irving's book and I couldn't stand it anymore.
If your into toilet humor and bad taste, this one is for you. Read more
By now, many reviews have already been written about the Water Method Man. All I want to add is that this is one of the funniest books I've ever read. Read morePublished on October 30, 2010 by J Davis
the book was in good condition. I could not find a decent copy in any library in my town.Published on August 21, 2010 by Mary E. Belmonti
I read all of the wonderful reviews of this book- and after being thoroughly pleased by his much later work- Prayer for Owen Meany- I felt I surely couldn't go wrong. Read morePublished on July 23, 2010 by Bill W