Trying To Save Piggy Sneed

by John Irving | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1559703237 Global Overview for this book
Registered by eastbaybookmisr of Oakland, California USA on 12/8/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by eastbaybookmisr from Oakland, California USA on Thursday, December 8, 2011
1996 Arcade hardcover, with dust jacket, of the story collection, 1968-1995. I bought this copy today for 25 cents from the sale shelf at Dimond Library.

I can let this go after I read:
1968 Setting Free the Bears [read 2009]
1968 Weary Kingdom (novelette) [read 2012]
1972 The Water-Method Man [read 2010]
1973 The 158-Pound Marriage [read 2010]
1973 Almost in Iowa (short story) [read 2013]
1974 Brennbar's Rant (short story in Playboy) [read 2011]
1976 The World According to Garp [read 2010]
1976 The Pension Grillparzer (novelette) [read 2013]
1980 Interior Space (novelette) [read 2013]
1981 The Hotel New Hampshire [read 2011]
1982 Trying to Save Piggy Sneed (short story) [read 2014]
1982 Other People's Dreams (short story) [read 2014]
1982 Gunter Grass: King of the Toy Merchants (essay) [read 2014]
1985 The Cider House Rules [read 2015]
1986 The King of the Novel (essay) [read 2021]
1989 A Prayer for Owen Meaney [read 1990]
1993 My Dinner at the White House (short story) [read 2022]
1994 A Son of the Circus [read 2022]
1995 The Imaginary Girlfriend (novella) [read 2022]
1995 An Introduction to A Christmas Carol (essay) [read 2022]

Edit August 5, 2022: These were very good, but I just skimmed to end for time on the later ones. His mini auto-biography about wrestling was good here, and the sport was always interesting as a recurring theme in his early work, and his commentary notes about writing it during a physical rehabilitation was very amusing. He became one of my favorite authors many years ago, so I tracked down all his early work and read it, for much enjoyment. But I only have time to skim these days, so I miss most of his layered impact in these current browses, sadly. In a perfect life, I would have much time, and perfect eyesight, and would not doze off in my comfy chair just when it is time to read all the good stuff.

Released 1 wk ago (8/6/2022 UTC) at Little Free Library at 3900 Maybelle Ave. in Oakland, California USA

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