Reviews

  • "Irving's popularity is not hard to understand. His world really is the world according to everyone"

    Time
  • "John Irving has been compared with Kurt Vonnegut and J.D.Salinger, but is arguably more inventive than either. Wry, laconic, he sketches his characters with an economy that springs from a feeling for words and mastery over his craft. This superbly original book is one to be read and remembered"

    The Times