Wednesday, August 13, 2008
The Cider House Rules by John Irving
The Cider House Rules
1985, 1986, Black Swan, London
Set in rural Maine, this is the story of an orphan named Homer Wells. He grows up in an orphanage run by Dr. Larch who takes cares of unwanted babies and gives abortions for unwanted pregnancies.
This is a glorious book - I was moved to tears a few times. It is written in a lovely prose, the transitions in particular are beautiful. And the characters are drawn to perfection.
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