A Prayer for Owen Meany

by John Irving | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0345361792 Global Overview for this book
Registered by bluenoser of Eymet, Aquitaine France on 2/4/2004
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by bluenoser from Eymet, Aquitaine France on Wednesday, February 04, 2004
Found this at Frenchy's today. I've noticed that there are about a dozen people who still have this on their wish lists, so I'll offer this as a bookray.

Journal Entry 2 by bluenoser from Eymet, Aquitaine France on Monday, February 09, 2004
I'm mailing out this book by surface mail today, February 17th, 2004.
Order of participants:
1) acanthium32 - UK
2) Lindlec - UK
3) fofum - UK (received end of May, 2004)
4) meganh - Australia

Journal Entry 3 by acanthium32 from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 17, 2004
This was waiting on the doormat for me today - my first book from overseas! Can't wait to start reading this - have had a lot of high recommendations. Thank you, bluenoser, for sending this to me!

Journal Entry 4 by acanthium32 from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Sunday, March 21, 2004
It's hard to write a review without revealing the plot - but I'll give it a go!

I felt total despair after reading the first few hundred pages of this book - everyone I had spoken to about A Prayer for Owen Meany *loved* the book and I was a good way in and disliked Owen Meany with a passion - why did the other characters in the book like him, let alone other readers?! The monotony of the basketball shot being constantly practised made me as frustrated as Johnny Wheelwright...
But then, the final chapter - breathtaking as everything effortlessly slots into place in the space of a few pages. I finally joined the majority vote - I laughed at the humour and I cried at the end. The story will stay with me for a long time and I'm glad I didn't give up on it before finishing.

Will wrap it up and send it on it's next leg of the journey.

Journal Entry 5 by acanthium32 from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Huge apologies for the delay - my father was (inconsiderately!) rushed into hospital on Mothers Day...all is OK now and I'm back on track! Sent off to Lindlec today :)

Journal Entry 6 by Lindlec from Nottingham, not specified not specified on Tuesday, April 13, 2004
Recieved as part of a bookring - thankyou.

A very touching and well written tale - I loved the way everything came together in the end.

Will be sending on to the next person asap.

Journal Entry 7 by Lindlec at on Thursday, May 20, 2004
Released on Thursday, May 20, 2004 at Postal Swap in Nottingham, England United Kingdom.

Sending on to the next person in the list.

Journal Entry 8 by Fofum from Beverley, East Yorkshire United Kingdom on Sunday, August 08, 2004
Sorry, I've had this a while and only just been able to register it. I'll send it on its way as quickly as possible!

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