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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 od

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    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 Rules They can be clueless happy go lucky confused aimless grief stricken2 There is also alway

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    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 char

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    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 Fourth Hand Irving began it hoping it would be his first comedy since The Water Method Man T

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    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 rath

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    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 find

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    This novel follows the highlights and troughs in the life of Patrick Wallingford a journalist working for a trashy 24 hour TV news station Whilst covering a story in India he gets one of his hands bitten off by a circus lion A surgeon shows interest in trying a hand transplant and shortly after this Doris Clausen a newly widowed wom

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

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    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 recommend that you read both The Fourth Hand is especially significant today two days after the Virginia Tech shooting The Fourth Hand is a story that follows a cad of a television field reporter who loses his le

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    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

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review Ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ò John Irving

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 t 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 s and far stretched half baked ideas Do not judge Irving by this book he is so much better than this

review The Fourth Hand

The Fourth Hand

He opportunity to perform the nation's first hand transplant But what if the donor's widow demands visitation rights with the hand In answering this unexpected uestion John Irving has written a nov 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 Fourth Hand Irving began it hoping it would be his first comedy since The Water Method Man The Fourth Hand is uite funny especially in the earlier chapters but it ends up growing out of its original intentions by the end you re not reading a comedy It s not a sad book but it is bittersweet in a way that will be familiar to John Irving fans Patrick Wallingford is a television correspondent for a television network known as the disaster channel While filming a segment about a bizarre and tragic accident at a circus Patrick s hand is devoured by a lion Following the event which is shown endlessly on television he becomes known as the lion guy and becomes much famous than he ever was before ending up a news anchor But Patrick is a shallow womanizing little shit and is good looking enough to get away with it A man from Wisconsin agrees to donate his hand to Patrick in the case of his death Then through a bizarre accident the man dies Patrick inherits the man s hand and falls in love with the man s wife who doesn t love him This unreuited love causes Patrick to begin reevaluating his own life Personally I ve never known any guys who have this easy of a time getting poontang It seems like every time Patrick turns around some hottie is dropping her panties I m not sure whether a feminist reading of this book would find John Irving in contempt or not But it seems to me that we re SUPPOSED to see Patrick as a prick for most of the novel so is all of this womanizing acceptable Personally I wasn t blown away by any of the female characters here not even the woman he falls for and my favorite was the gum chewing ho who did Patrick s makeup I mention all of this because I was mildly distracted throughout by the treatment of women and how shallow it often felt So if that s something that often gets you up in arms you probably won t enjoy this book as much as you would many of Irving s other works This is definitely worth reading for any Irving fan If you haven t read anything yet by him I wouldn t start here track down a copy of The World According to Garp or A Prayer For Owen Meany This book is good because it s John Irving weaving a fun and bizarre tapestry like he always does You know how Iron Wine songs are always good because they always sound like Iron Wine Same principal here The extra incentive here is the fact that this book is continuously funny than usual and this might be Irving s only novel where he doesn t try and tell the entire story of the main character s life The whole story focuses on five or so years for the main characters So read it if you re moved to do so Or don t Yeah I never know how to end these reviews I could end it with a tacky joke about giving a HAND to John Irving but that would be lame wouldn t it All Night Long (Nannies, perform the nation's first hand transplant But what if the donor's widow demands visitation rights with the hand In answering this unexpected uestion John Irving has written a nov 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 Fourth Hand Irving began it hoping it would be his first comedy since The Water Method Man The Fourth Hand is uite funny especially in the earlier chapters but it ends up growing out of its original intentions by the end you re not reading a comedy It s not a sad book but it is bittersweet in a way that will be familiar to John Irving fans Patrick Wallingford is a television correspondent for a television network known as the disaster channel While filming a segment about a bizarre and tragic accident at a circus Patrick s hand is devoured by a lion Following the event which is shown endlessly on television he becomes known as the lion guy and becomes much famous than he ever was before ending up a news anchor But Patrick is a shallow womanizing little shit and is good looking enough to get away with it A man from Wisconsin agrees to donate his hand to Patrick in the case of his death Then through a bizarre accident the man dies Patrick inherits the man s hand and falls in love with the man s wife who doesn t love him This unreuited love causes Patrick to begin reevaluating his own life Personally I ve never known any guys who have this easy of a time getting The Freeze-Frame Revolution panties I m not sure whether a feminist reading of this book would find John Irving in contempt or not But it seems to me that we re SUPPOSED to see Patrick as a The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 prick for most of the novel so is all of this womanizing acceptable Personally I wasn t blown away by any of the female characters here not even the woman he falls for and my favorite was the gum chewing ho who did Patrick s makeup I mention all of this because I was mildly distracted throughout by the treatment of women and how shallow it often felt So if that s something that often gets you up in arms you Mon patron voulait que je tape les seins nus probably won t enjoy this book as much as you would many of Irving s other works This is definitely worth reading for any Irving fan If you haven t read anything yet by him I wouldn t start here track down a copy of The World According to Garp or A Prayer For Owen Meany This book is good because it s John Irving weaving a fun and bizarre tapestry like he always does You know how Iron Wine songs are always good because they always sound like Iron Wine Same His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch principal here The extra incentive here is the fact that this book is continuously funny than usual and this might be Irving s only novel where he doesn t try and tell the entire story of the main character s life The whole story focuses on five or so years for the main characters So read it if you re moved to do so Or don t Yeah I never know how to end these reviews I could end it with a tacky joke about giving a HAND to John Irving but that would be lame wouldn t it

review Ô E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ò John Irving

El 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 cove 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 recommend that you read both The Fourth Hand is especially significant today two days after the Virginia Tech shooting The Fourth Hand is a story that follows a cad of a television field reporter who loses his left hand to an Indian circus lion while on an assignment The reporter Patrick Wallingford later falls in love with the widow of his hand transplant donor The book has fewer layers than Garp or A Prayer for Owen Meany and is without the adroit literary architecture present in most of Irving s work However its commentary on the era of sensationalist all news networks and their exploitation of national tragedies is particularly pertinent this weekThe following is from a Facebook group posted by a news outlet on MondayHi everyone My name is Karen Park I am working with Tokyo Broadcasting System TBS in New York City We are looking for korean people from VT who knew Mr Cho personally had a class with him was his roommate in previous years etcWe would also like to know if anybody has any photographs or video clips of him or with him We are interested in only showing his face and so we will blot out the faces of other people in the photographsLastly if anyone is willing to do a brief on camera interview with one of our correspondents in Virginia or a telephone interview please call us immediatelyOn Monday night Brian Williams did the NBC Nightly News broadcast from the Hokie campus in Blacksburg Tucker Carlson MSNBC s chief political pundit was also there Hoards of reporters have descended on Blacksburg looking for the he kept to himself sound bytes and B roll of the hysterical sobbing friends of victims ESPN is reporting on the canceled Hokie spring game and how the innocence of college sports will bring us back together Even the all sports news network struck gold you realize there are 32 people who aren t walking down to the football gameIn The Fourth Hand Wallingford is at the anchor desk the week of JFK Jr s plane crash over Martha s Vineyard He curses both the local news and all news networks for taking telephoto shots of the victims friends and family and the networks proclivity to stretch a tragic story into a multi week feeding frenzy Wallingford would chastise Brian Williams for his reporting with all the gravitas and feigned verisimilitude of having been in the classroom with the victims and the way the press will scrutinize the writings of Cho Seung Hui and opine that someone should have seen it coming The Fourth Hand is about a man who loses his hand and finds his soul Needless to say it is a work of fiction Our aggressive all news culture will ride the Virginia Tech story like they did Imus and Duke and Anna Nicole Smith they will be relentless There are 28000 students at Virginia Tech and by the end of this week each will have been solicited for an on camera interview photographs of Cho Seung Hui and information about the thirty two victims On the fourth or fifth day of non stop reporting following Kennedy s plane crash Wallingford sits in the anchor s chair watching with millions of viewers worldwide a network montage of Kennedy Jr s life The montage ends with the image of John John saluting his father s funeral procession and the camera is back on Wallingford In lieu of his usual signoff Goodnight Doris Goodnight my little Otto Wallingford says Let s hope that s the end of it