The story begins as many do, giving background on the area that will provide the setting for our tale, a history as reference, but quickly catches up with the main characters and the supporting cast.
After you read them it will be well worth it. The significance of the little things that the characters do throughout the novel come together to form an amazing ending. After reading your first novel, or while reading it, put together a list of themes in the novel. Then while reading the next ones, keep picking themes that relate to all of your novels.
April 11, at 1: I found that although the books were very lengthy, because I set up a reading schedule I was able to keep on top of it.
I recommend that you do the same, because, as said in the last comment, you might find yourself having to read a large number of pages in one night. When all was said and done, the hardest part about Irving was finding common themes to connect all of the books at least for me.
Although it was a bit of a struggle, the final product was very rewarding. May 19, at 4: Irving's novels, although long, are all very similar.
However, these themes require a lot of thought and planning to connect and create a thesis. The novels are long pages eachand may seem to start slowly, but all of them have exciting and unexpected conclusions. Make sure you plan ahead when reading so you do not end up reading constantly every night.
If you have a school vacation, take advantage of it. Also, I would suggest taking plot notes with page numbers!! May 19, at 6: I chose John Irving because I had heard from several counselors teachers, parents that he was a very funny writer, and I enjoy humor.
It was not actually funny in my opinion, the books were not very funny for someone who does not study literature. I would recommend him to other students because his literature was not very hard to understand, and his underlying themes were not very hard to figure out.
Furthermore, I would recommend focusing a lot more on the main characters and how they change throughout the novels. One tip I would have is to focus less on the style of writing of him, and more on the focus of his novels, because that is much easier to write about. May 19, at 8: Although his books were really long, I really enjoyed reading Irving's novels.
If you read them, you need to have a reading schedule and stick to it or else you will have to cram in your reading and it will not be as productive. They were very dense and sometimes they were hard to get through although usually they picked up speed closer to the end. Some of the topics and themes of his books were awkward and uncomfortable, but overall I enjoyed his writing and the plot of his novels.
I found reading John Irving to be very enjoyable. I feel that in order to fully enjoy reading his books however, it is necessary to throw away any pre-conceived notions you have about the world.Irving is a masterful storyteller, and has a knack for drawing compelling characters.
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