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Until I Find You
Until I Find You
Author: John Irving
Until I Find You is the story of the actor Jack Burns – his life, loves, celebrity and astonishing search for the truth about his parents. — When he is four years old, Jack travels with his mother Alice, a tattoo artist, to several North Sea ports in search of his father, William Burns. From Copenhagen to Amsterdam, Wi...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400063833
ISBN-10: 1400063833
Publication Date: 7/12/2005
Pages: 848
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 77 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
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"Every major character in 'Until I Find You' has been marked for life--not only William Burns, a church organist who is addicted to being tattooed, but also William's son, Jack, an actor who is shaped as a child by his relationships with older women. And Jack's mother, Alice--a Toronto tattoo artist--has been permanently damaged by William's rejection of her. This is a novel about the loss of innocence, on many levels."

Quirky Irving as usual. Took a long time to get into this one, but glad I stayed with it until the end. Much more satisfying than I'd expected.
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Helpful Score: 3
I am a solid John Irving fan, but I had a really tough time getting caught up with the characters in this novel. The story is interesting, but it was not my cup of tea. Having said that, however, John Irving is such an extraordinary writer, the book is worth a look see.
BigMama avatar reviewed Until I Find You on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book took some time to really capture my attention. Irving always writes such powerful characters, and this was no exception, but the story seemed to lag a bit. All well written, but it took a bit of time for me to see where he was going with it.

It has a wonderful ending, one of the better endings, but it will take some fortitude to get to that place. Worth the trip, though.
redpandareads avatar reviewed Until I Find You on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
It was about 400 pages too long, and I definitely could have done without the child pornography that dominated the first third of the book. However, the last half of the book was infinitely more satisfying than the first half.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is a fantastic and wonderful novel! It is so good!
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starshine93078 avatar reviewed Until I Find You on + 6 more book reviews
John Irving is one of my favorite authors. This is a good book, although it took me quite a while to get into it - but once I did, I couldn't put it down.

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