A Prayer For Owen Meany - If I hate it 1/3 of the way through, I should just give up shouldnt I?

(27 Posts)
McBalls Sat 09-Feb-13 23:06:52

I have this ridiculous guilt about not finishing books, but its making me want to punch myself in the mouth.

I detest the creepy, manipulative little fucker that is Owen Meany. I detest the way practically all female characters are assessed on how sexually attractive they are - especially the way its done with faux-innocence.

So...tell me its ok to pack it in, even better, tell me you hated it too, I seem to be the only one not to regard it as one of the best novels ever written.

PS: I hate it.

FakePlasticLobsters Sat 23-Feb-13 10:10:21

I hated it and left it three times before I finally finished it on the fourth try, and that time I loved it. I did reread it later on as well and still loved it, but it's been a long time since then so I might have to give it another go and see how I feel about it now.

hugoagogo Sat 23-Feb-13 18:18:54

I absolutely loved it, not many characters that Irving writes are completely likeable, but I love his books.

Which is weird because my top reason for not finishing a book is un-likeable characters. <looks at the casual vacancy>

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