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  1. says:

    John Irving's characters are often uirky to say the least Normally they draw one in Irving's typical forays into the minds of the odd but believable individuals who populate his stories are usually irresistably intriguing I have often had a difficult time putting an Irving novel down This novel for some reason does not work The characters did not interest me and I neither liked nor disliked most of them The

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    On John Irving I have six thoughts1 He always seems to have a discombobulated male as his central character Garp the narrator in A Prayer for

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    For the standard that is John Irving this book was so disappointing I don't think he had much of a story and was depending on his characteristic literary traits to hold the story together but unfortunately it backfired and instead of sustaining a mediocre story turned all the things I loved about him into clichés and far

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    While at work on the massive tome that became Until I Find You John Irving took a break to work on the comedic

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    It pains me LITERALLY PAINS ME to give a John Irving novel anything less than 4 stars He is among my favorite living autho

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    This story with all its unlikely characters and the attendant twists and turns has John Irving's mark all over it John Irving is with

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    This novel follows the highlights and troughs in the life of Patrick Wallingford a journalist working for a trashy 24 hour TV news station Whilst covering a story in India he gets one of his hands bitten off by a circus lion A surge

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    This is a really enjoyable and uick novel despite all the shitty reviews it got

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    I just finished reading John Irving’s The Fourth Hand While it is worth noting that I have previously read both The World According to Garp and A Prayer for Owen Meany found each to be better than The Fourth Hand and recommend that you read both The Fourth Hand is especially significant today two days after the Virginia Tech shooting The Fourth Hand is a story that follows a cad of a television field reporter

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    Ex Bookworm group reviewI mentioned in my review reminder that I was reading this book for the second time becau

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While reporting a story from India New York journalist Patrick Wallingford inadvertently becomes his own headline when his left hand is eaten by a lion In Boston a renowned surgeon eagerly awaits t. John Irving s characters are often uirky to say the least Normally they draw one in Irving s typical forays into the minds of the odd but believable individuals who populate his stories are usually irresistably intriguing I have often had a difficult time putting an Irving novel down This novel for some reason does not work The characters did not interest me and I neither liked nor disliked most of them The plot drags on I often considered putting the book down for good and not finishing it which is NOT like me once I get in very far Sorry for the short discussion but I disliked this book so much I would rather not think about it too long now For those who have not tried Irving don t judge him by this one I especially recommend A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY one of my all time favorites and THE CIDER HOUSE RULES The Black Ice Score (Parker, usually irresistably intriguing I have often had a difficult time putting an Irving novel down This novel for some reason does not work The characters did not interest me and I neither liked nor disliked most of them The plot drags on I often considered putting the book down for good and not finishing it which is NOT like me once I get in very far Sorry for the short discussion but I disliked this book so much I would rather not think about it too long now For those who have not tried Irving don t judge him by this one I especially recommend A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY one of my all time favorites and THE CIDER HOUSE RULES

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He opportunity to perform the nation's first hand transplant But what if the donor's widow demands visitation rights with the hand In answering this unexpected uestion John Irving has written a nov. This story with all its unlikely characters and the attendant twists and turns has John Irving s mark all over it John Irving is with out a doubt my favorite living American writer It therefore comes as no surprise that I would find this book enjoyable For me the characters are believable and their stories come together to reveal the intricacies that tie them all to one another Patrick Wallingford is a sympathetic enough character in that his initial shallowness makes him someone whom I would like to see get his comeuppances However the accident which he had a hand in pardon the pun proves to be a point of embarkation where he realizes that such a devastating loss leads to immeasurable rewards I found the back story about the faux news network to be particularly apropos because Irving was able to project an absurd sense of reality to an otherwise inane albeit acceptable genre of entertainment in American culture today news Mary Shannahan s character was someone who I loved to hate not so much because of her gender but because of her ceaseless raw ambition which defies everything her television personality puts forward It is a matter of image versus substance the entire theme of this book who we are as opposed to who we want people to believe that we are For anyone who feels jaded by what comes across as news nowadays this is definitely a book for you For those who fail to see the irony in news which really isn t this may not be the book for you Such critics of this story who point to the unbelievability of such a story as The Fourth Hand are likely to pan it because The Fourth Hand fails to follow a prescribed script akin to what can be routinely found on any given cable news channel Ignore the naysayers and read the book It is good and stands on its ownAs an aside I ll definitely be picking up The English Patient and Stewart Little the two books Irving mentioned in this story I enjoy picking up on the ongoing side bar commentary he seems to offer to anyone who is paying enough attention to what he has to say aside from the obvious story line in his other books His delivery is subtle and unmistakably John Irving I suppose this why I enjoy his writing so much