The Water-Method Man

John Irving (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$7.99
Publisher
Ballantine Books
Publish Date
June 13, 1990
Pages
384
Dimensions
4.18 X 1.04 X 6.86 inches | 0.39 pounds
Language
English
Type
Mass Market Paperbound
EAN/UPC
9780345367426
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About the Author

John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times--winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. In 1992, Mr. Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules--a film with seven Academy Award nominations.

Reviews

"Three or four times as funny as most novels."--The New Yorker

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

"Friendship, marriage, and family are his primary themes, but at that blundering level of life where mishap and folly--something close to joyful malice--perpetually intrude and distrupt, often fatally. Life, in [John] Irving's fiction, is always under siege. Harm and disarray are daily fare, as if the course of love could not run true. . . . Irving's multiple manner . . . his will to come at the world from different directions, is one of the outstandint traits of The World According to Garp, but this remarkable flair for . . . stories inside stories . . . isalready handled with mastery . . . and with a freedom almost wanton in The Water-Method Man [which is Garp's predecessor by six years]."--Terrence Des Pres

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