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User Topic: A Prayer for Owen Meany
waiting2see
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Default  Posted: 8:17 PM, October 4th (Monday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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?


me: BS
him: XWS

Much of your pain is self-chosen. ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet, 1923

"It's not livin' that you're doin' if it feels like dyin." Ray Lamontagne


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Jessy1501
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Default  Posted: 10:02 PM, October 4th (Monday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


Attempting to give a fuck: ███████████████████] 99% Complete...ERROR!: Unable to give a fuck.

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Helen of Troy
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Default  Posted: 8:26 AM, October 5th (Tuesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Oh yeah blast from the past.
Good book.

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painpaingoaway
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Default  Posted: 9:44 AM, October 5th (Tuesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


me BS female 56/him WS 59
Married 33 years
D-day July 09/he gave me his slut's STD
Watch my movie: "My wayward husband's adventures in STD land":
Episode 1: youtu.be/9Jv0-d_CdYc
Episode 2: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tz822H82Gk

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painpaingoaway
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Default  Posted: 9:46 AM, October 5th (Tuesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


me BS female 56/him WS 59
Married 33 years
D-day July 09/he gave me his slut's STD
Watch my movie: "My wayward husband's adventures in STD land":
Episode 1: youtu.be/9Jv0-d_CdYc
Episode 2: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tz822H82Gk

Posts: 7021 | Registered: Jan 2010 | From: Coastal South
wantmore
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Default  Posted: 10:08 AM, October 5th (Tuesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


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wildbananas
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Default  Posted: 12:28 PM, October 5th (Tuesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


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painpaingoaway
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Default  Posted: 2:48 PM, October 5th (Tuesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Wantmore,

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


me BS female 56/him WS 59
Married 33 years
D-day July 09/he gave me his slut's STD
Watch my movie: "My wayward husband's adventures in STD land":
Episode 1: youtu.be/9Jv0-d_CdYc
Episode 2: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8Tz822H82Gk

Posts: 7021 | Registered: Jan 2010 | From: Coastal South
howcouldhe1
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Default  Posted: 4:26 PM, October 5th (Tuesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


Me BS 54 FWH (BT) 52 M 22 years D Day 4/11/06 Over a year of trickle truths. March 08. D Day 2. Online porn and SA. Just when I thought we'd be ok, July 19 08. BT had accident. Severe brain damage, in persistent vegetative state. I lost him anyway.

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waiting2see
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Default  Posted: 8:07 PM, October 5th (Tuesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


me: BS
him: XWS

Much of your pain is self-chosen. ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet, 1923

"It's not livin' that you're doin' if it feels like dyin." Ray Lamontagne


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manAscending
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Default  Posted: 9:38 AM, October 6th (Wednesday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


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MyTurnATL
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Default  Posted: 2:28 PM, October 9th (Saturday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


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survivor girl
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Default  Posted: 6:07 PM, October 9th (Saturday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


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"Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt." --Shakespeare

"Just DO it" ---Nike

D-Day March 2006


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Default  Posted: 7:14 PM, October 9th (Saturday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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


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NewAttitude
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Default  Posted: 8:11 PM, October 9th (Saturday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Absolutely anyone can participate.


Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

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waiting2see
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Default  Posted: 8:17 PM, October 9th (Saturday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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?


me: BS
him: XWS

Much of your pain is self-chosen. ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet, 1923

"It's not livin' that you're doin' if it feels like dyin." Ray Lamontagne


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punky
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Default  Posted: 10:57 PM, October 15th (Friday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

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.


Be a lion, not a mowess...
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waiting2see
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Default  Posted: 8:16 AM, October 16th (Saturday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Ok lets do end of Oct.


me: BS
him: XWS

Much of your pain is self-chosen. ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet, 1923

"It's not livin' that you're doin' if it feels like dyin." Ray Lamontagne


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punky
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Default  Posted: 10:24 PM, October 24th (Sunday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

OMG...this is a great book.


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manAscending
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Default  Posted: 10:27 PM, October 24th (Sunday), 2010View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Yup.

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