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A Prayer for Owen MeanyOwen Meany - unusually short and with a strange VOICE, grows up in a small American town with his best friend John (who narrates). But John is left without a mother when one fateful day Owen finally connects with a baseball that happens to kill John's mother. However the two remain best friends, even though Owen is convinced he has been put on earth for God's purpose, and one day during a performance of a Christmas Carol he sees his own gravestone, complete with date of death.
by John Irving
Score: 8
Published: 1989
Read: August 17th 2008

Comments


John said

Excellent - really good story with super characters. Lots of ordinary growing up stuff together with some politics and religion thrown in. First book read in Kazakhstan

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