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The Cider House Rules
The Cider House Rules
Author: John Irving
First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is John Irving's sixth novel. Set in rural Maine in the first half of this century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch--saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict and abortionist. It is also the story of Dr. Larch's favorite orphan, Hom...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345417947
ISBN-10: 0345417941
Publication Date: 6/23/1997
Pages: 576
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4.1 stars, based on 127 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A great story told with all the reverence and wit John Irving has for the complicated, flawed human race.

You may agree with Irving or you may not, but if you're interested in how people tick and a good story, this will do it for ya.
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I loved this book! The book is so much better than the movie.
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Awesome book!
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The book was by far better than the movie and I did enjoy the movie. The book has so much more detail and the path it takes is more interesting as well. I recommend this book even if this is not an author you regularly read.
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Many people will find this book difficult to read. The characters are very deep and thought provoking. Even if you disagree with some of the situations presented in this book (abortion, incest, premarital sex), it is still an excellent story, very well told. This is very typical John Irving -- and I loved every page of it! If you choose to read it, don't give up -- it's a very good read!
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I read this book over several weeks. While it was easy to put down it was also easy to pick up again. It does differ from the movie a good deal. I will try not to reveal any particular difference. The book is written in the view of many characters all throughout the book. As an "afterwords" to the movie, I enjoyed the author's attention to detail and the insight he gave to the characters. I loved the characters and felt as if I might read about myself at anytime.
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another great story from a great storyteller


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