Book Reread! A Prayer for Owen Meany
First sentence: “I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice – not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he is the reason I believe in God: I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.”
P. 99: “The thing had been crippled; it was rendered an invalid.”
Last sentence: “O God – please give him back! I shall keep asking You.
The first time I read this book, many years ago, I was wildly enthusiastic about it. I kept telling all my friends they should read it. Now I read it again, and I think I love it even more (if that is possible). Irving describes things that you know can not be true in such a way that you actually begin thinking there is a slight chance they might have happened. I love his descriptions of events and his way of telling a story. I just love everything about this book.
I am sure I will reread A Prayer for Owen Meany again in a couple of years.