John Irving, at BEA

While at Book Expo America, I attended a little talk that included John Irving. I’ve read several of Irving’s books, and with rare exception, find them insightful and enthralling. Here you see Irving on the video screen.

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The Cider House Rules and A Widow For One Year are at the top of my list of Irving books. I’ve read both of them twice, although it has been a long time since those readings. Listening to Irving talk about story telling and his take on the content of his own books was fascinating. It’s a rare opportunity to hear an author speak in person and thus get their opinions unfiltered by the likes of reporters or TV talking heads.

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  1. Oh!! I missed this! (We have BEC here in Toronto) Anyway, it’s really cool that you got to see Irving – we usually don’t get as high profile authors here. Do you know if anyone filmed part of his talk? Btw, check my blog, I posted about his new novel coming out in Oct: http://infloox.wordpress.com/ Enjoy! :)

  2. I’m in love with John. The World According to Garp, Hotel New Hampshire, The Water-Method Man…have you read his new one, Last Night At Twisted River? Another great, haunting one.


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