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The Fourth Hand

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A book by John Irving

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Author: John Irving
Publisher: Random House
1 review about The Fourth Hand

Rambling and disappointing

  • Aug 7, 2001
Rating:
-1
I did not like this book. I probably wouldn't have finished it, but it was a gift from someone who knows that I love "A Prayer for Owen Meaney" and "The World According to Garp", which are magnificent books. Alas, this is not.

It rambles, it has poor characterisation, and what's worse, I didn't care about any of the characters. It is actually quite a dull book. John Irving is a very talented author, but this is a great disappointment.

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