I haven’t done it in a while, but I think it is time for another book review–because reading is amazing and important. Long live literature.
In books, perfection is hard to come by. If any book that I have read comes close to that, I would have to say that A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving is that book. I realize that kind of statement is rather strong, but I truly believe it is well earned. The book is fantastic.
What makes this book really good is how well it is thought out. While some books seem to be killing time, inventing subplots and following meandering plot lines, this book does none of that. In that regard it might demand more of your attention, but most really good books do.
Perhaps the greatest things about the book is how it makes you feel. By the end, you will feel as though you have experienced something amazing. By the end, you will feel as though you have been on an incredible journey.
I have decided not to try and explain the plot in this blog. I would rather you experienced it without any outside influence. However, if you need to check out the plot, well google brought you here, so I am sure google can provide you with a plot site.
I rarely read books more than once, but this is one of those books that I will read again and again. It speaks to me much in the same way that A Separate Peace does, Youth is an amazing time, and though it is long past, I can celebrate it in books.