A Son of the Circus by John Irving

This is the first of the two Irving novels that my mum bought me for Christmas. And it didn’t disappoint. John Irving is firmly cemented as my favourite author and I intend to read every novel he has written, probably several times. I always thought it was difficult to pin-point an author that was really my absolute ‘favourite’ but it turns out that I just … Continue reading A Son of the Circus by John Irving

The World According to Garp by John Irving

I can’t describe how much I loved this book and John Irving’s exquisite story-telling. To try and summarise the plot of this novel would be pretty impossible but its complexity is what makes it such a great book. I love how throughout the whole novel I had no idea what was coming next – while many novels have unexpected twists, I usually find that the … Continue reading The World According to Garp by John Irving

‘A Widow For One Year’ by John Irving

I loved this book! It is one of those rare books where you actually care about the characters – you feel so involved that it is as though they are real people. I was genuinely¬†disappointed when it ended, I wanted it to carry on reading! Having said that, it was a really satisfying ending and I didn’t think the book needed to go any further, … Continue reading ‘A Widow For One Year’ by John Irving