Thursday, May 17, 2012

Last Night In Twisted River by John Irving

This book begins with a death of a young man named Angel who drowns. The first few chapters are well-written.  I love how the characters fit in well with each other, the feelings that are put across are brilliant!  I love it right up until around chapter four when John Irving began repeating himself every half page.  
There is something about books that John Irving writes that make me want to attempt reading them again and again.  Now, I have never completed one of his works; and it's because around a third way through, something happens in the writing I lose interest.  I'm not sure if it's because of the way he writes, the way the story has twisted around or how I'm feeling at the time, but I don't see the whole story the same way as I did three pages ago (even though I go back and re-read it, it changes in the same place; I see where it has changed).
So, I'm afraid to say, this is another of John Irving's works I've been unable to complete.  The other one was 'The World According to Garp' which was turned into a fantastic movie, but the book was something I couldn't fathom.  I guess it's each to their own.  Until my next post, happy reading!


  1. Have you tried 'A Prayer for Owen Meany'? I thought that one was pretty good.

    1. No. I haven't heard of that one. Must find it and have a go. Thanks for letting me know of it. :D