• "Brutal reality and hallucination, comedy and pathos. A rich, unified tapestry"

  • "John Irving, it is abundantly clear, is a true artist. He is not afraid to take on great themes"

    Los Angeles Times
  • "John Irving has been compared with Kurt Vonnegut and J. D. Salinger, but is arguably more inventive than either"

    The Times
  • "Three or four times as funny as most novels"

    The New Yorker

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