Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany
is magnificent, the writing witty and humorous yet imbued with pathos. This tale of an extraordinary boy and his best friend as they pass through milestones of life and the societal struggles of their time is cleverly crafted and executed, the mark of a master raconteur.
If you’ve never read this novel, rush out and buy it. If it’s been years since you last visited its pages, treat yourself once again to the work of a writer at the top of his form.