I’m a huge John Irving fan and my son plays baseball so I thought this would be …

I’m a huge John Irving fan and my son plays baseball so I thought this would be a home run for me (pun intended). Well, in typical Irving fashion, it is an epic read and Owen Meany is one of the most unique and memorable characters I’ve encountered. There are layers upon layers in the story and the writing is so incredibly unique. But halfway through, I got kind of tired – it’s a big book – and I was able to put it down for months before picking it back up. It didn’t hold my attention and keep me invested in the story which is not how I have felt about his other books. I think it’s definitely such a worthwhile read but give yourself plenty of time to get through this one! I honestly love how things just come together in the end, it is so masterful and satisfying when you’re tackling a big book. I ended up giving this 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I started this last baseball season and it begins with a mom being killed by a foul ball and for weeks I would be reading this and flinching/ducking every time someone cracked the ball with the bat (which was pretty often)! Thankful that our group picked this book for January so I could finish it up! 💛



8 thoughts on “I’m a huge John Irving fan and my son plays baseball so I thought this would be …”

  1. I totally get that you felt that way—next time I go to a baseball game I’ll probably feel the same way! 🙃

  2. I randomly got tired of the story as well, hard not to with one THAT long! So glad you read along! 💜

  3. I love when you put a book aside and then months later actually finish it, I just feel so accomplished. Also, i think I’ll wait till after baseball season to pick this one up 🤔.

  4. Ooh that’s exactly why I’ve never been able to play softball. I flinch every time I see a ball coming at me

  5. I love that you came back to it after all that time- usually when I set a book aside, I don’t feel motivated to go back and finish it. I’ve probably missed out on some good ones because of that!

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