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N a novel that is by turns brilliantly comic and emotionally moving offering a penetrating look at the power of second chances and the will to changeCover image by Larry Rostant Description from back cover. This is a really enjoyable and uick novel despite all the shitty reviews it got

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The Fourth Hand

Rtunity to perform the nation's first hand transplant But what if The Fourth PDFEPUB or the donor's widow demands visitation rights with the hand In answering this unexpected uestion John Irving has writte. This story with all its unlikely characters and the attendant twists and turns has John Irving s mark all over it John

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While reporting a story from India New York journalist Patrick Wallingford inadvertently becomes his own headline when his left hand is eaten by a lion In Boston a renowned surgeon eagerly awaits the oppo. John Irving s characters are often uirky to say the least Normally they draw one in Irving s typical forays into the m


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  1. says:

    John Irving's characters are often uirky to say the least Normally they draw one in Irving's typical forays into the minds of the odd but believable individuals who populate his stories are usually irresistably intriguing I have often had a difficult time putting an Irving novel down This novel for some reason does not work The characters did not interest me and I neither liked nor disliked most of them The pl

  2. says:

    On John Irving I have six thoughts1 He always seems to have a discombobulated male as his central character Garp the narrator in A Prayer for Owen Meany the dad in The Hotel New Hampshire and the young orphan in The Cider House Rul

  3. says:

    For the standard that is John Irving this book was so disappointing I don't think he had much of a story and was depending on his characteristic literary traits to hold the story together but unfortunately it backfired and instead of sustaining a mediocre story turned all the things I loved about him into clich

  4. says:

    While at work on the massive tome that became Until I Find You John Irving took a break to work on the comedic and relatively short novel The

  5. says:

    It pains me LITERALLY PAINS ME to give a John Irving novel anything less than 4 stars He is among my favorite living authors and I typically wholeheartedly enjoy the stories he tells and the vivid characters he creates But this one well it just fell flat for me I could not relate to or care about any of the characters the storyline was rather blah and while I truly truly love him Irving's writing STYLE and vo

  6. says:

    This story with all its unlikely characters and the attendant twists and turns has John Irving's mark all over it John Irving is with out a doubt my favorite living American writer It therefore comes as no surprise that I would fin

  7. says:

    This novel follows the highlights and troughs in the life of Patrick Wallingford a journalist working for a trashy 24 hour

  8. says:

    This is a really enjoyable and uick novel despite all the shitty reviews it got

  9. says:

    I just finished reading John Irving’s The Fourth Hand While it is worth noting that I have previously read both The World According to Garp and A Prayer for Owen Meany found each to be better than The Fourth Hand and recom

  10. says:

    Ex Bookworm group reviewI mentioned in my review reminder that I was reading this book for the second time because I had read it on holiday and couldn't remember anything about it As I have re read the first hundred pages or so I've come to the realisation that I still won't remember that much about it because it isn't really about anything – or not anything I care about anywayMy biggest problem with the boo

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