Wednesday, August 13, 2008

The Cider House Rules by John Irving


The Cider House Rules
John Irving
1985, 1986, Black Swan, London
055212724
719p.

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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1 comment:

John said...

I've linked to your helpful review on Arukiyomi's blog!