Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Johnny Boy (not Depp this time)

There is something incredible about John Irving's writing.

Every time I pick up one of his books I find it takes a little bit of time to get into, but once I'm into it - I'm completely and whole-heartedly sucked in.

Right now, I'm reading Until I Find You. Like all of his other books, it's a bit odd. There's a focus on "taboo" issues (like child molestation). But John Irving never writes it in a creepy way. Ever. So you can still appreciate and enjoy his writing without feeling sicked out by the topic.

I've been waiting for a little while to find one of those books that you can barely put down and that actually makes you excited for your morning and evening commute because you get to read. And Mr. Irving never disappoints.

Oh, and the man had his first novel published when he was 26 years old. So jealous.


  1. It sounds like a good book - do you think I could borrow it when you are finished? I love a book that I can't put down.

  2. books? do they have those on the intrenets yet?