Saturday, May 18, 2013

John IRVING --

I live very much this American novelist and screenwriter. I often read his books.
I just finished one of his novels : Last Night in Twisted River . 

John Irving (The World According to Garp, Hotel New Hampshire, The Cider House Rules) is one of the few American novelists whom it is possible to call, without irony or qualification, "beloved." The world of his books is a strange mixture of brutality and tenderness and randomness. Irving's 12th novel begins in 1950s New Hampshire — where Irving grew up — and the plot gets under way in earnest when a boy accidentally kills a woman with a blow from an 8-in. cast-iron skillet: "Though he was only twelve, Danny Baciagalupo surely knew that the rest of his life had just begun. 'I thought she was a bear,' the boy told his dad." It's an honest mistake, but dad and boy go on the run, from the law and, in a sense, from themselves. —Lev Grossman

Marie : "I don't have much time to myself to read and I read this book for a long time, but I really liked it. This morning, I bought another novel by John Irving, a novel released in 2012."

In One Person is a 2012 novel by American author John Irving, his thirteenth since 1968. The book deals with the coming of age of a bisexual man and his coming to grips with his sexual identity.

 In One Person is narrated by central character Billy, a bisexual man who falls in love with the older Miss Frost, a librarian and spinster. Billy's story is told through multiple time periods and shows him initially as a teenager with crushes on the "wrong people," but also showing his coming of age.


Marie : "Maybe, this novel will help me to clarify a part of my life. In any case, I really want to immerse myself in the pages of this book."

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