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A Prayer for Owen Meany
by John Irving | Literature & Fiction
Registered by OneMorePage of Mission Viejo, California USA on 4/29/2005
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by moraelyn): to be read


7 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by OneMorePage from Mission Viejo, California USA on Friday, April 29, 2005

10 out of 10

I read this with a book group last year, and I can honestly say it is one of the best books I have ever read in my life! Found this copy at the Library Bookstore and bought it just to release. Something this good has to be shared!

Here is the ring so far:
1ce-upon-a-time (US, ship US)
Luintaurien (US, ship US)
gkonkler5
cantreadenuff (US, ship internationally)
loveamystery (Vancouver, BC, Canada, ship internationally)
back to OneMorePage
 


Journal Entry 2 by OneMorePage at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Tuesday, May 31, 2005

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Sent to 1ce-Upon-A-Time to start the bookring. Happy reading! 


Journal Entry 3 by 1ce-Upon-A-Time from Oakland, California USA on Thursday, June 02, 2005

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I've just received this in today's mail, and I'll get right into it tonight. 


Journal Entry 4 by 1ce-Upon-A-Time from Oakland, California USA on Monday, July 11, 2005

9 out of 10

Well, I spent the last several weeks being overwhelmed by real life, having moved unexpectedly into a new house and then leaving town for a couple of weeks to deal with a family event. In the meantime, I did find some time to devote to this fantastic book, and I really enjoyed it immensely. My favorite quote was this from Owen:

THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN GET AMERICANS TO NOTICE ANYTHING IS TO TAX THEM OR DRAFT THEM OR KILL THEM, Owen said.

I sent this book on Friday to Luintarien, with best wishes for a great read.

 


Journal Entry 5 by Luintaurien from York, Nebraska USA on Thursday, July 14, 2005

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Caught it today. Thank you. Will read and pass on ASAP. 


Journal Entry 6 by Luintaurien from York, Nebraska USA on Monday, September 26, 2005

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Can't seem to get into it so am passing it on. Sorry for the length of time I have had it. 


Journal Entry 7 by Luintaurien at -- By Hand or Post, Ray/Ring, Rabck in York, Nebraska USA on Friday, September 30, 2005

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Journal Entry 8 by gkonkler5 from Casper, Wyoming USA on Tuesday, October 04, 2005

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Just received this in the mail today. I need to finish the book I'm currently reading then one more bookring book that arrived before this one. I'm going to get busy reading so hopefully won't have this too long. I've been wanting to read it since I read Cider House Rules. 


Journal Entry 9 by gkonkler5 from Casper, Wyoming USA on Saturday, November 26, 2005

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Loved this book. Thanks so much for waiting on me to finsih up. Took me awhile to get read but well worth it. Irving makes every detail worth reading! Thanks for sharing. Will be on it's way this next week either to cantreadenuff or back to OneMorePage if I don't hear from the first in a couple of more days. 


Journal Entry 10 by cantreadenuff from Woodbine, Maryland USA on Monday, December 05, 2005

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Arrived today...in this wonderful season where the mail becomes fun again! Will journal again soon. 


Journal Entry 11 by cantreadenuff from Woodbine, Maryland USA on Thursday, December 22, 2005

10 out of 10

This is definitely a candidate for my top ten list (though I suspect I have more than ten candidates). It was a little hard to get into, but the comical Chapter 4 hooked me--I stuck with it because it was so highly recommended. The guy across the aisle on a recent flight had just received the book as a gift and I encouraged him to stick with it. He had asked me if this was made into a movie, and I didn't think so, but I found this on Wikipedia (copied here because linking would spoil the story...)

"The 1998 feature-length film Simon Birch, directed by Mark Steven Johnson, was loosely based on the novel. The film starred Ian Michael Smith, Joseph Mazzello, Ashley Judd, Oliver Platt and Jim Carrey. It omitted much of the latter half of the novel and altered the ending. The movie does not share the book's title at Irving's request; he did not believe that this novel could successfully be made into a film."

I've not seen the movie, but I'd have to agree. Maybe I'll try to rent it and see for myself. Off to loveamystery today--enjoy!!
 


Journal Entry 12 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Friday, January 06, 2006

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Returned from holiday and this book was here waiting for me. Thanks cantreadenuff for sending it. Looking forward to reading it. 


Journal Entry 13 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Sunday, January 22, 2006

9 out of 10

What a wonderful book! When I was about a third into the book, I was having second thoughts about whether I would continue reading it. And then after that, I could barely put it down. It is so well written and has such a powerful affect on the reader. It really has the feel of a Canadian novel, very like Robertson Davies. I highly recommend it. 


Journal Entry 14 by loveamystery from Vancouver, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, January 24, 2006

9 out of 10

OneMorePage has requested that I hold on to this for a few days while she offers it up again as a bookring. It's worth reading! 


Journal Entry 15 by loveamystery at another bookcrosser in Controlled Release, --by post or by hand (ie ring, ray, RABCK, trade) -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, June 07, 2006

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This book is now on its way back to OneMorePage. Thank you for sharing a good book with all of us in this ring. 


Journal Entry 16 by OneMorePage from Mission Viejo, California USA on Friday, June 09, 2006

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Book is home. Thank you all for sharing in this ring. I am going to find a new home for this wonderful book. 


Journal Entry 17 by OneMorePage at RABCK to a fellow BCer in Mission Viejo, CA -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, June 29, 2006

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Released 11 yrs ago (6/29/2006 UTC) at RABCK to a fellow BCer in Mission Viejo, CA -- Controlled Releases

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Today I mailed a bookring (The Dress Lodger) to moraelyn, and I noticed she had "Owen Meany" on her wish list. So I decided to include this book in the package as a RABCK. Enjoy! 


Journal Entry 18 by moraelyn from Rialto, California USA on Wednesday, July 05, 2006

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Received this today with the bookring "A Wedding in December". Thank you so much to OneMorePage for the wonderful RABCK! 


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