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waiting2see posted 10/4/2010 20:17 PM

Ok we'll assume if you wanted to participate in this discussion, you've secured the book by now.

I think we decided to read the entire book b/f we begin to discuss.

Can everyone be ready to discuss in the next two weeks?

Jessy1501 posted 10/4/2010 22:02 PM

OMG I had to read that book in high school! I absolutely love it. It became one of my favorites ever! I'd love to read it again, it's been a while.

Helen of Troy posted 10/5/2010 08:26 AM

Oh yeah blast from the past.
Good book.

painpaingoaway posted 10/5/2010 09:44 AM

Awesome fabulous book...Owen Meany is one of my favorite heros.

painpaingoaway posted 10/5/2010 09:46 AM

Just my 2 cents worth, but this book is a difficult read in the beginning. I would think with most peoples busy schedules, a month would be necessary.

wantmore posted 10/5/2010 10:08 AM

I am 6% into it and it hasn't gotten to me yet. Perhaps it will. How much should I expect it to be slowish? Can you say without a spoiler?

It is a pleasant read so far, just not something I can't put down. I haven't once laughed out loud or had a sad reaction yet. And I did pass a certain sad point.

wildbananas posted 10/5/2010 12:28 PM

I read it years ago and loved it... I agree, though. A week doesn't seem like enough time. Maybe two?

painpaingoaway posted 10/5/2010 14:48 PM


I would say about the first 20% is difficult to get thru...but don't give up! It is worth it! Forge ahead!

howcouldhe1 posted 10/5/2010 16:26 PM

Phew I thought it might be just me that was finding it a bit slow. I'm sort of enjoying it but it seems to be taking a long time to get somewhere.

waiting2see posted 10/5/2010 20:07 PM

It's been enjoyable but slow for me too. But I'm about 20% into it and it's picking up momentum. I've reached the point of being anxious to see what goes on next.

Okay, so should we say we will begin to discuss by the end of October?

If people keep checking in to update as to where they are in the book we can adjust the disucssion deadline accordingly.

For those of you who hadn't planned to read, there is plenty of time if you want to get it out and dust it off.

I've not read it before but since many have, a good point of discussion might be how it reads the second time around. Just a thought.

manAscending posted 10/6/2010 09:38 AM

I tell people who are reading Owen Meany that they have to slug their way through the first chapter. It'll pick up, trust us.

And while you're reading, for God's sake stay away from the movie Simon Birch.

MyTurnATL posted 10/9/2010 14:28 PM

Just wandered into this forum and saw this post. Can anyone participate. I just finished re-reading Owen Meany for about the 5th time. Would love to discuss.

And for those who are trying to get 'into' it, keep going. It will grab you and the payoff is totally worth it.

survivor girl posted 10/9/2010 18:07 PM

I, too just saw this post on Owen Meany....and I echo MyTurnATL...can anyone participate?

Red Sox Nation posted 10/9/2010 19:14 PM

Maybe my all-time favorite book. Well worth taking the time to get into Irving's style.

NewAttitude posted 10/9/2010 20:11 PM

Absolutely anyone can participate.

waiting2see posted 10/9/2010 20:17 PM

It's great so many people are getting on board to discuss!

I'm about half way through. So I can be ready in a week or so.

How about others? A week? Two weeks to discuss?

punky posted 10/15/2010 22:57 PM

I like the initial suggestion of end of October...but if everyone wants to start, I'll just stay out of this thread until I'm done.

waiting2see posted 10/16/2010 08:16 AM

Ok lets do end of Oct.

punky posted 10/24/2010 22:24 PM

OMG...this is a great book.

manAscending posted 10/24/2010 22:27 PM


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