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Review Date: 8/4/2010
Fascinating. Read this years ago and the images have stuck with me.
Review Date: 12/27/2010
Reminds me of Irving's earlier writings, like "Owen Meany." Fantastic, quirky story with interesting characters. Hard to put down. Much better than "Until I Find You" and the circus story. Some themes come around again (continued in "Twisted River) like an old friend. Thank you, John Irving, for making me laugh out loud when I read.
Review Date: 8/20/2010
I'm a big John Irving fan and learned a bit about his wrestling days. It was inspiring to see how one's interests in life can affect writing. I enjoyed some of his observations, especially the quote, "The truth is, the imaginaiton can select more plausible details than those incredible-but-true details that we remember." Wish I could have been his student.
Review Date: 1/27/2011
Helpful Score: 1
Excellent explanation of "how the other side thinks." Well written.
Review Date: 9/1/2010
Describes the angst a writer goes through when converting a book to a screenplay. FASCINATING!
Review Date: 11/18/2011
And not to give away the story, but Vonnegut gets you to "see" like the alien Tralfamadorians. Excellent social commentary, too.
Review Date: 8/3/2010
Very interesting, but not as good as her first two books, "Bonk" and "Stiff." She seems to rely more on her internet browsing for scientific research, but still, I find it interesting (since I don't have the time to do it myself.) She relates several trips she's taken to interview experts, too. Good questions....makes you think.
Review Date: 1/23/2013
Excellent guide with lots of tips...
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