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READ ò E-book, or Kindle E-pub Æ John Irving Eleven year old Owen Meany playing in a for Owen PDF #9734 Little League baseball game in Gravesend New Hampshire hits a foul ball and kills his best friend's mother Owen doe. I'm short on time for this review but man this is the closest thing to a perfect story as anything I've ever readI'm back a few days later to edit my review because I can't stop thinking about this book It might be my favorite I might be in love with this story As the first sentence of the story starts out I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice well I am tooSPOILERS FROM THIS POINT ON IN THE REVEIWI think I fell in love with book as I read one specific sentence It's at the end of the story when Owen and Johnny are in the temporary bathroom with the children and his dream is starting to unfold I thought I had it all figured out the lunatic kid has the grenade and he's going to try and blow them up But then I read the sentence when Owen looks to Johnny and says something along the lines of WE'LL HAVE ABOUT FOUR SECONDS Maybe I was a little slow to catch on but it was right then that I realized the reason they had always practiced the shot It blindsighted me and I loved it Irving had made their routine practice of the shot so commonplace in their time together that I forgot about even asking what purpose it served being in the storyBut the sentence carries so much power than that At the same time I realized the purpose of the shot it also hit home how Owen had lived his entire life for that momemt He had known his fate his moment and not only did he embrace it he had prepared for it And when it came time to act and live this moment he didn't flinch Just as Owen had lived his life for one specific point and time the power of this story was revealed to me in one perfect sentence It gave me THE SHIVERS

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READ & DOWNLOAD Ò A Prayer for Owen Meany À [PDF / Epub] ☂ A Prayer for Owen Meany ✐ John Irving – Eleven year old Owen Meany playing in a Little League baseball game in Gravesend New Hampshire hits a foul ball and kills his best friend's mother Owen doesn't believe in accidents; he believes he is Eleven Self deluded victim but in the end Prayer for Owen MOBI #244 the principal tragic actor in a divine plan Owen Meany is the most heartbreaking hero John Irving has yet create. I'm sure you can read a million reviews about this book It seems to be many people's favorite Let me just say that I have read 5 or 6 John Irving books and this is the only one that is much than a good story About 10 years ago I was assisting a photography class for adults and one of the particpants a minister saw that I was reading this book He said that A prayer for Owen Meany had to say about the nature of God than anything he had ever read We had a fabulous conversation about the book I am basically an atheist without the anti god feeling that sometimes implies yet despite our religious differences we took exactly the same things away from this story It's a powerful narrative

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A Prayer for Owen MeanySn't believe in A Prayer MOBI #10003 accidents he believes he is God's instrument What happens to Owen after that foul is both extraordinary and terrifying At moments a comic. I've been on a huge John Irving kick recently and man am I glad I didn't start with this book because I might have aborted the whole thing before I had a chance to read some of his better worksThis one just didn't do it for me Whereas I left other Irving novels feeling recharged and alive I left this one pissed off and ready to drink cheap teuila until I blacked out and woke up in a new world where there are no books or stories or any sort of entertainment derived from the written word First of all I think Irving has a habit of using his novel's narrators as a stand in for himself which is fine since he seems like and incredibly interesting dude but here I felt like he was just going through the motions Oh ok here's my main character and he's different than me uh because we have different names and umdifferent parentsanyway yeah that's how we're different ok story time now it was a thin disguise at best and didn't work for me at all My second problem was the structure The book takes place over the span of about 30 years and sometimes events from all thirty were addressed in a single page Which is fine if it works but I felt like he was trying to go for an omni present narrative that ended up being muddledI also think the book might work better for people who are a little older than myself A large part of the story deals with the Vietnam war and it's relation to the Iran Contra scandal While these passages were in no way lacking it did seem like they were aimed for people who were alive during that time and could share in Irving's obvious outrage Side note I found myself finding a bazillion yes a bazillion similarities between the national atmosphere in '68 and now Oh and while I love Irving's knack for the unusual here it seemed like every other page he was trying to force a classic situation wherein unusual characters meet in an unusual situation that illuminates their nature in the most unusual of ways It got so bad that at times I felt like I was reading a sitcom There were a few bright spots I was genuinely moved by Owen's character and I thought he served as a wonderful example of how Christ could have been at once holy and flawed Gah The thing is Irving is a new love in my life and like any new love I wanted it to be perfect But he isn't and that's fine because who wants perfection anyway but goddamn I wanted to love this oneUm yes Ok well I'm giving it two stars but two stars for Irving is four for most other authors