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The Fourth Hand
The Fourth Hand
Author: John Irving
The Fourth Hand asks an interesting question: "How can anyone identify a dream of the future?" The answer: "Destiny is not imaginable, except in dreams or to those in love." — While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion; millions of TV viewers witness the accident. In Boston, a ren...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780375506277
ISBN-10: 0375506276
Publication Date: 7/3/2001
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 61 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This is NOT one of Irving's better novels. I have read many and have enjoyed them all, until this one. The premiss was intriguing, but the execution is just not up to his usual greatness. If you'd like to read Irving, don't start with this one! And if you like Irving, you probably don't want to take time to read this one either.
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Not bad. Held my interest. About reporter that loses his hand on the job and the story surrounding his new hand.

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