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A Prayer for Owen Meany
by John Irving | Literature & Fiction
Registered by winglauraloo29wing of Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Friday, November 10, 2006
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by mady): available


5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Friday, November 10, 2006

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In the summer of 1953, two 11-year-old boys--best friends--are playing in a Little League baseball game in New Hampshire. One of the boys hits a foul ball that kills his best friend''s mother. Owen Meany believes he didn''t hit the ball by accident. He believes he is God''s instrument. What happens to Owen after 1953 is extraordinary and terrifying. 


Journal Entry 2 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Friday, November 10, 2006

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I'm going to send this out as a bookray.

Rules: Not many. Please journal the book's arrival and departure. And please keep it moving by keeping it no longer than 4 weeks. The last person is free to release the book as they wish.

1. RayneQueen US (Intl)
2. oneirus US (Intl)
3. Molyneux UK (Intl) - asked to be skipped
4. beekeeper40 UK (Intl)
5. mady Portugal (Europe) - reading slow so most likely at the end

Starting its journey on November 23rd. Happy travels!
 


Journal Entry 3 by RayneQueen from Ternopil, Ternopil' Ukraine on Monday, December 04, 2006

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I received it today, thanks! I'll be able to read it after my finals end this week. 


Journal Entry 4 by RayneQueen from Ternopil, Ternopil' Ukraine on Friday, December 22, 2006

7 out of 10

Generally, if a book takes me longer than a week to read, it's an indication that I'm not really into it. I think that was partially true in this case. Sometimes I got a little bored, but mostly it was just long.

My favorite part was the part about the armadillo. I also like books that are set in places I've lived; the story seems more familiar, somehow. I'm writing this journal entry from my house in the Seacoast area of New Hampshire; ironcially enough, it was more fun to read about NH when I started this book in Texas.

This is the 50th book I've read from the BBC's Top 100, and I can see why it was on the list. It really makes you think about love, death, faith - all the big things - and about how little the world actually changes. This was written in the '80's, and it's scary how similar the problems that we're dealing with now are to the ones we've been through in the past, as illustrated in this book.


I'll be sending this on to oneirus within the next few days. 


Journal Entry 5 by oneirus from Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, February 11, 2007

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Received this a while back and forgot that I received it.. so sorry! I'm off work for a while due to surgery so I'll start power-reading tonight. 


Journal Entry 6 by oneirus from Seattle, Washington USA on Sunday, February 25, 2007

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I've had this book too long. I'm enjoying it, but not getting done as quickly as I'd hoped. I'll send it off as soon as I get the next person's address and check it out from the library to finish it. :) 


Journal Entry 7 by winglauraloo29wing from Edmonton, Alberta Canada on Monday, April 30, 2007

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I fear that this book may be lost....

oneirus did indicate that the book was going to be mailed, but I can't get confirmation that it was. Hopefully it continues its travels. 


Journal Entry 8 by oneirus from Seattle, Washington USA on Friday, May 18, 2007

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It's mailed! Today! For real! :D 


Journal Entry 9 by beekeeper40 from Hoveton, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 23, 2007

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Arrived today - Thanks! 


Journal Entry 10 by beekeeper40 from Hoveton, Norfolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 05, 2007

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I tried getting into this book but alas I am not going to finish it as it just doesn't do anything for me. Thanks for the opportunity to try anyway! Pming next reader 


Journal Entry 11 by mady from Reading, Berkshire United Kingdom on Monday, July 16, 2007

9 out of 10

I was pretty sure I'd done a journal entry when I received this book about a month ago (thanks a lot beekeeper40 & lauraloo29 and sorry if I caused you any worries!).
Finished reading it yesterday and I really loved it! Irving is definitely my kind of writer. His stories are full of little details that make the story unique and so believable! This one is about two friends, Owen Meany and John Wheelwright, and their way from childhood to adulthood. I had imagined this book would be much different, so it was good to be surprised.
I'll see that it will be read by other people. 




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