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  • The Cider House Rules is difficult to define and impossible not to admire

    Daily Telegraph
  • 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
  • Funnier than's an irresistibly readable yarn spun by a master's voice

    Time Out
  • Like the rest of Irving's fiction, it is often disconcerting, but always exciting and provoking


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