(EBOOK/EPUB) [The Cider House Rules]


  • Paperback
  • 621
  • The Cider House Rules
  • John Irving
  • English
  • 07 July 2018
  • 9780345417947

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Review ¾ The Cider House Rules Remain noble and free spirited The Houston PostFirst published in 19. Incredible book You can watch my review here

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Review ¾ The Cider House Rules He characters in John Irving's novel break all the rules and yet they. 45I found the first 200 pages of this book to be just okay They flew by fairly uickly and I was or less enjoying it but I can t say I cared too much either It took me a little while to adjust to the writing style too in particular the way it seemed to jump from one thing to another with little warning At some point I realised I d gotten used to this and had found some sort of firm footing as I readWhat s interesting for me about this is that there were many times when I didn t really care about what was happening I wasn t that interested in Homer or his life or Candy who I had wildly mixed feelings about but I still liked the book I was mulling over that as I finished the final pages when a line ended up summing up perfectly what I felt Here in St Cloud s Wilber Larch had written we learn to love the difficult Something that was slightly annoying for me is that the blurb on my copy of the book refers to Homer s strange relationship with the wife of his closest friend Which meant that the entire time Wally is missing I knew he had to be alive and would return and marry Candy An odd decision to give that awayDr Larch is the only character I liked for the entirety of the book described in the same blurb as a man of rare compassion and with an addiction to ether One of my favourite of Larch s observations is this one regarding crouet From a watercolor of some strange lawn games he had once imagined that striking a wooden ball with a wooden mallet as hard as he could would be rewarding but he wanted time to practice this art alone and unobserved I feel that way about many things I wouldn t mind trying it but certainly not in front of many people especially if those people already know what to doOverall a book I did enjoy I want to read by John Irving especially The World According to Garp since I loved the movie I will also try to find the movie version of The Cider House Rules since I have heard it is good

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Review ¾ The Cider House Rules The Cider House Rules is filled with people to love and to feel for T. Hey I just popped my John Irving cherry with The Cider House RulesSomething strange happened midway through reading The Cider House Rules my first John Irving book I found myself completely immersed in its worldWhat s strange is that for the first couple hundred pages I didn t particularly believe in this early 20th century Dickensian fable about orphans surrogate families an ether addicted abortionist and the arbitrariness of some rules But Irving s storytelling skills eventually won me over His prose is persuasiveHomer Wells is raised in an orphanage in the isolated town of St Cloud s Maine Although he s been placed with families four separate times something has always gone wrong with his adoptions and so he continually ends up back at the orphanage where he eventually assists Dr Wilbur Larch in his unusual obigyn practice Women come to St Cloud s to either give their children up for adoption or have the doctor terminate their pregnancies When Homer is old enough to understand the latter he decides to stop helping with those procedures And when Wally Worthington and Candy Kendall a glamorous young couple who ve come to terminate their own unexpected pregnancy tell Homer about the apple orchards back home near the ocean he leaves with them planning to stay just for a week or so to learn about orchards for the orphanageThe book essentially recounts Homer s coming of age Out in the big bad world he realizes that evil and temptation exist and that moral choices aren t so black and white Having grown up in an old fashioned world presided over by Larch and Nurses Edna who s secretly in love with Larch and Angela he s been insulated Choices seem so much easier in the books that he used to read to the orphans Dickens s Great Expectations and David Copperfield for the boys and Jane Eyre for the girlsIn a sense Homer sets out to realize his own great expectations working in the orchards that Wally s mother runs falling in love with Candy and forging a lasting friendship with Wally Meanwhile Dr Larch who s addicted to inhaling ether is getting older the board of the orphanage is looking to replace him Will Homer eventually returnAnyone who s only seen the film version will be surprised by a plotline about another major character Melony an orphan who initiates Homer into sex and feels betrayed by his departure She s determined to track him down but her motivations remain vague Revenge Jealousy Again because Irving is such a smooth and skilled writer the Melony sections are always readable and provide a bit of tension in a plot that can sometimes feel looseA few other uibbles Homer s decision to leave with Candy and Wally feels odd especially since he just meets them Often the book s humour works but just as often it feels contrived And I felt cheated at the end when some big secrets are revealed things we ve anticipated for half the book and we don t get to see the characters responses But I came to love Irving s people I loved seeing them interact with each other pick up experience get older reflect on their earlier selves They ll teach you about the female reproductive system or how many bushels of apples it takes to create a vat of cider They ll make you consider how something as simple as a Ferris Wheel might seem mysterious and magical or how it might feel to ride a bicycle if you ve never ridden one before I also liked the book s central allegory about blindly following rules At times the theme felt a bit didactic but at others times it felt beautifully integrated into the story The author has great empathy for his characters And he knows how to create an entire fictional world The details might not seem true in today s busy cynical world but they do in the world of the book And that s enough for meI m looking forward to entering another one of Irving s fictional worlds soon I almost finished Irving s In One Person for a book club but still had 60 pages to go before the group met I should go back and finish it


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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Cider House Rules] I just finished reading this novel and it is so phenominal that I'm almost speechless and I'm sad that it is over The story is engrossing rich moving tragic and satisfying and the imagery is extraordinarily powerful The plot takes place during the first half of the 1900's in rural Maine and tells of Dr Larch an

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Cider House Rules] While The Cider House Rules is an undeniably well written novel I grew impatient with the lengthy narrative and the idle characters It was hard for me to feel any sense of connection to the different characters and I cared very little about Homer's life at Ocean View I was always anxious to get back to St Cloud's and the orphanage For me the real story was about the relationship between Dr Larch and Homer Wells and I lost interes

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Cider House Rules] John Irving ´ 2 Review In other parts of the world they love John Green Here in St JR's we love John Irving According to my dictionary Green is of the color of growing foliage between yellow and blue in the color wheel While Irving on the other hand is a genius hard working persevering person who can manage time efficiently; knows how to balance important aspects

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Cider House Rules] 45I found the first 200 pages of this book to be just okay They flew by fairly uickly and I was or less enjoying it but I can't say

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Cider House Rules] John Irving ´ 2 Review Oof This is gonna be a tough one to review First it should be known that I was not looking forward to this book Nothing about it called to me Nothing about the film adaptation ever made me want to watch the movie either Let it be known that

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Cider House Rules] Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ John Irving Download The Cider House Rules This is a pretty hefty novel but so worth itIt covers an expanse of characters' history the main one being Homer a young boy brought up in an orphanage his entire life The orphanage is connected to a hospital where secret abortions are performedHomer becomes assistant to Dr Larch and learns the trade before having a moral struggle and chooses to leave the orphanage to live with a couple who have recently visitedHe moves to their farm wher

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Cider House Rules] Incredible book You can watch my review here

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    (EBOOK/EPUB) [The Cider House Rules] I was actually really surprised at how much I enjoyed this book I am VERY Pro Life and was very skeptical before about picking it upalthough I love John Irving as an author He is excellent at character development and his stories are so multifaceted that you are never disappointed This is certainly true here in this novel My surprisingly favorite character was Melony She was hauntingly creepy pathetically adorable and demanding of your att

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