John Irving is one of my very favorite authors, and I’ve gotten even more into his work since moving to New England. I was technically introduced to him in high school, when my English class watched "The World According to Garp," and I somehow managed to only skim the book in the library afterward, delaying my full blown love affair a few years. Here are the books that mark the fodder of my adoration!
(I promise not to include any extreme spoilers!)
1. A Prayer for Owen Meany
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This is one of the best books I have ever read in my entire life. It never ceases to make me cry, and so many different aspects of the story are downright beautiful. The prose, the plot, the characters all reach out, grab your heart, and won’t let you go even after the last page. Owen and Johnny need to be memorialized in a better film than that masquerading, pandering Simon Birch.