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09 November 2008 @ 04:40 pm
October 2008 Book List  
I'm a little embarrassed that again, I finished only one book. I can try to defend myself by telling you that it was 688 pages, but still. I've been slacking on reading lately.

The World According to Garp by John Irving
It's a winner by default, but it probably still would have won anyway. This is a good book. Not in that it makes readers feel good, or that the characters display good behavior, because neither of those is true. But it is well-written and a very interesting story, with captivating characters. The main character is Garp, who is the son of a sort of feminist, and it tells about his life, and the struggles he goes through as a father and writer. John Irving has a way with words that I enjoy, especially in his even better book, A Prayer for Owen Meany.
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