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Grizzly Weinstein
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April 2009
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Great sentence

Without turning around, the boy reached behind him. His hand, the one the clerk had hurt, instinctively found hers. When Jack Burns needed to hold his mother's hand, his fingers could see in the dark.

This is from Until I Find You by John Irving. Some sentences are just worth calling out.

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Comments

Irving rocks.

I've never been a big Irving fan. I admit he has moments of brilliance, such as the sentence above, but they fade quickly for me.

Irving

I know you well enough to only recommend you NOT read this book (which is so far excellent). I know it would bother you.

I only remember you reading a A Prayer for Owen Meany. Did you read any of the others?

I tried to read Widow for a Year, but just couldn't get through it. I never actually made it through Owen Meany. I got through his Liberace obsession and just couldn't manage to get any further. I can read 100 Years of Solitude, but I can't get through an Irving book. It's a writing style/theme/character development/just can't put my finger on it thing.