Originally Posted by CanadianCutie
I know I'm in the minority on this, but I'm hit or miss on Irving's novels. I've read 3. Last Night in Twisted River, A Prayer for Owen Meany and The World According to Garp. I read Garp when I was in High School and enjoyed that one. My mother in law (when I was still dating hubby) gave me Twisted River, and I thought it was ok. But I hated Owen Meany. I know a lot of people will be shocked by this, it is probably his "most loved" character, but I had to struggle to finish it.
Agreed! I am a fan of Irving too, but I've started A Prayer for Owen Meany at least twice (at about page 50-75) and just couldn't get into it and dropped it. I've had the same experience with The Hobbit three times. Just can't do it! I long ago gave myself permission to quit a book after 50 pages if I'm not feeling it.