[EPUB] ì Free Read ✓ A Son of the Circus : by John Irving Ñ #2020


  • Title: A Son of the Circus
  • Author: John Irving
  • ISBN: 9780345389961
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Paperback

  • A Son of the Circus By John Irving A SON OF THE CIRCUS IS COMIC GENIUST READY FOR IRVING S MOST RAUCOUS NOVEL TO DATE The Boston Globe Dr Farrokh Daruwalla, reared in Bombay by maverick foes of tradition, educated in Vienna, married to an Austrian and long a resident of Toronto, is a 59 year old without a country, culture or religion to call his own.The novel may not be about India, but Irvi A SON OF THE CIRCUS IS COMIC GENIUST READY FOR IRVING S MOST RAUCOUS NOVEL TO DATE The Boston Globe Dr Farrokh Daruwalla, reared in Bombay by maverick foes of tradition, educated in Vienna, married to an Austrian and long a resident of Toronto, is a 59 year old without a country, culture or religion to call his own.The novel may not be about India, but Irving s imagined India, which Daruwalla visits periodically, is a remarkable achievement a pandemonium of servants and clubmen, dwarf clowns and transvestite whores, missionaries and movie stars This is a land of energetic colliding egos, of modern media clashing with ancient cultures, of broken sexual boundaries New York Newsday HIS MOST DARING AND MOST VIBRANT NOVELThe story of circus as India is told with gusto and delightful irreverence Bharati Mukherjee The Washington Post Book World Ringmaster Irving introduces act after act, until three or rings are awhirl at a lunatic pace He spills characters from his imagination as agilely as improbable numbers of clowns pile out of a tiny car.His Bombay and his Indian characters are vibrant and convincing The Wall Street Journal IRRESISTIBLEPOWERFULIrving s gift for dialogue shines Chicago Tribune
    John Irving
    JOHN IRVING was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1942 His first novel, Setting Free the Bears, was published in 1968, when he was twenty six He competed as a wrestler for twenty years, and coached wrestling until he was forty seven Mr Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times winning once, in 1980, for his novel The World According to Garp He received an O Henry Award in 1981 for his short story Interior Space In 2000, Mr Irving won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules In 2013, he won a Lambda Literary Award for his novel In One Person An international writer his novels have been translated into than thirty five languages John Irving lives in Toronto His all time best selling novel, in every language, is A Prayer for Owen Meany Avenue of Mysteries is his fourteenth novel.

    A Son of the Circus By John Irving

    Commentaires:

    Algernon
    The son of the circus from the title is Doctor Farokh Daruwalla, a somewhat surprising choice as main character that has to carry on his shoulders such a hefty narrative At first glance he is a placid little man, of a rather short stature and rotund girth, neat and fussy but in general shy and insecure As I followed his interior monologues for page after page I have come to compare him to a still pond that hides great depths beneath the calm surface a Parsi and a Christian, a Bombayite and a Tor [...]

    Edward Lorn
    This is the 8th book in my John Irving Challenge I only have five books left As I said in my review of the previous book, A Prayer for Owen Meany, John Irving was not the best choice for a year long chronological study of an author s growth and decline His books and characters are far too similar I do not suggest recreating this project with this author On with the review.By standards, two stars equals okay I wish there was something between okay and I hated it , because that s where I m at with [...]

    Gail
    My favorite Irving book I have a love hate relationship with Irving s work Son is a madhouse of a novel, even for Irving The plot s are dizzyingly complicated the characters as bizarre as always, but somehow believable I loved the feeling for India in the book and the humor oh my The scene in the cab made me laugh until I cried, thus waking up my husband, as I was reading in bed If you can tolerate really, really weird situations, don t mind some mild but off the wall sexual references, and just [...]

    Tali
    I read this book by accident and discovered how rich a a story can be.

    Adam
    I bought my battered, brown paged copy of A Son of the Circus second hand at Blossoms Book House in Church Street, Bangalore A previous owner had left an old used Bangladesh Biman airways boarding pass inside it I used this souvenir of a journey, completed long ago, as a bookmark By the time I finished this long book, this fragile strip of paper was a mere shadow of its former self The book begins with some pages of Author s Notes These start with the words This novel isn t about India I don t k [...]

    Cody | codysbookshelf
    DNF Page 355 Yep, I m giving up after investing so much time into this shaggy dog of a novel I wanted to like it, really Irving is one of my favorite authors and reading his stuff is always an unique experience But this thing is ALL over the place it doesn t know what it wants to be, or why I can t keep up with the ever expanding cast of characters nor can I find a reason to care about them I don t know where the hell this thing is going, and I m only halfway done I just cannot keep going.Still, [...]

    Lisa Strube-Kilgore
    I ve always been a John Irving fan, but this one took me by surprise It has a very slow start I found myself struggling to get into it, thinking, Why on earth would I care about an Indian circus and an Orthopedist s quest for dwarf blood And yeah it s exactly as weird as it sounds, at least at first I almost gave it up Suddenly, though, after I pushed through the first two chapters, the dozens of characters started to gain their own identities, and all of a sudden, bang , I was in an Irving nove [...]

    Joey
    Somewhere in a vacuous universe of this tube, Joey bumped into GR Joey Hi, you look familiar with me Have we met before You must be one of my friends on Good Reads GR Oh, yeah You areJoey overwhelmed Joey And you are GR Oh, it s nice to see ya here shaking hands with GR GR Oh, yeah As though we haven t seen each other for ages laughs then she saw a book Joey holding Oh, you must be reading something trying to look through it Wait wait Wait You have been reading John Irving s Joey hiding the book [...]

    Thomas Strömquist
    My favorite John Irving I m having a bit of hard time to single out what makes this one a notch above the rest and above a huge number of others , but I m certain that the intriguing setting of India and this time perfect blend of joy of telling a story and strange but likeable characters are keys to the whole.

    Roy
    2.5 stars My least favorite John Irving book and the only one I can say that I did not especially like, not that it isn t written with his usual level of skill and attention to detail But I found the plot and the characters far less addictive than that of the typical John Irving book I probably would have rated this a little higher if it was written by someone else but I have the highest of expectations for Irving novels He set a standard for himself with masterpieces such as The World According [...]

    Will Byrnes
    I am a big fan of Irving, but I found this one disappointing.

    Snotchocheez
    At long last I got around to reading Irving s long, LONG, LOOONG A Son of the Circus , and despite its faults and there are many, given its bloated 600 page length , it s one of his best efforts, right up there with A Prayer for Owen Meany , Garp , and A Widow for One Year I thought he d be out of his element if not out of his mind writing about India, and put off reading it for than a decade, although I wish I hadn t Irving lets the reader know in advance, however, that although it s set there [...]

    Emi Bevacqua
    I used to love John Irving, read most of what he wrote The World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Cider House Rules, The Water Method Man, The 158 lb Marriage until A Widow for One Year and The Fourth Hand, which I hated and quit him over So I was hesitant about A Son of the Circus, but then ended up falling in total love with it, and all the characters, even the minor ones The story is wacky, the main character Dr Farrokh Daruwalla lives part time in Canada and part time in Bombay He [...]

    Jacob
    January February 2010Dwarfs and beggars, whores and transvestites, murderers and movie stars and twins separated at birth, and the doctor amateur geneticist really amateur writer who knows them allOf what I ve read, this is John Irving s most sprawling novel yet, a wild circus with a half dozen acts all scrambling for the center spot Easily worth five stars, but I probably read it wrong Often, with Irving, you can set the book down and come back to it after a long absense, or even just pick a pa [...]

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    Mari
    T ss oli liikaa henkil it , mik sai aikaan sekavuuden tunteen eik tarina kiinnostanut tarpeeksi Toivottavasti oman hyllyn lukemattomat Irvingin kirjat ovat parempia kuin t m.

    Susanna Rautio
    Sirkuksen poika oli Vesimiehen j lkeen pitk stytt vin John Irvingin kirja ikin.Kaoottinen kuin Intia, jossa melkein kaikki tapahtuu Ei hurmaavalla tavalla vaan sekop isesti.On taas v rik st sakkia Ik ntyv tohtori ja parikymment muuta hahmoa, monikulttuurista ja arvoista, sukupuoli identiteettej ja tauteja, sirkusta, vammaisuutta, rikoksia, k pi t Irvingille v hemm n ei todellakaan ole enemm n.T hdist toisen annan Irvingin humanismille En kirjalle.

    Harry Collier IV
    Reread this and by the end I wished I hadn t There is a great story in this book but halfway through Irving abandons it for personal politics and exploring issues such as homosexuality and aids These issues had nothing to do with the story and so felt forced.2 chapters before the end the main problem of the novel resolves itself leaving Irving two final chapters for wrapping up loose ends and believe it of not character development An internal problem was given to the main character in the first [...]

    Alys
    I m a John Irving fan and this book did not disappoint He weaves together characters from different decades and different countries, complex and rich in detail The book is both disturbing in its subject matter as most of his books are but compelling in a way that I could hardly put it down A great summer or vacation read as it is close to 700 pages long.

    Julia
    It s a couple of years i read my first irving ever, and it s one of the few books which made me laugh out loudhilarious situations, incredible characters, highly recommended.

    Superstine
    Fem stjerner bare for illustrere at dette er min all time Irving favoritt.

    Catherine Amos
    It has been over 30 years since I first introduced myself to Irving, and I m happy to say that his skillfully crafted prose, that sometimes reads as poetry, can still hit me in all the feels I ve long felt that Irving is Dickens reincarnated on this side of the pond He once again manages to take an ordinary man and elaborate on the absurd twists and turns his life takes on his last trip to his home country of India Dr Farrokh Daruwalla is a self proclaimed man without a country he s an immigrant [...]

    Lisa Cook
    I love John Irving with an unbridled and, to be fair, probably pretty biased passion I really haven t met an Irving book I didn t like Despite the chaos, despite the coincidence, despite the crazy, I m always irrevocably hooked from start to finish A Son of the Circus was no exception.A Son of the Circus is about Dr Farrokh Daruwalla, and his practice as an orthopedist, and his quasi adopted son John, and his career as a screenwriter, and his unlikely connection to an idealistic but clueless mis [...]

    Nancy
    633 pages, and I never grew tired of it Well, the last chapter before the epilogue began the process of tying up loose ends, and there were a lot to tie up, so one could see that a long ending was under way Irving was quite thorough about it, and actually I appreciate that Irving s theme is that of a man who never quite feels at home Dr Daruwalla was born to a privileged family in India he maintains a medical practice there for several months of the year, but his residence is now Toronto, and he [...]

    Louise
    I love John Irving but this one is reminding me too much of Until I Find You, a long drawn out affair that proved to be an exercise in tedium Moving on to something else.

    Juanita
    Review A Son Of The Circus by John Irving.The book was lengthy, slow paced because of John Irving s style of writing However it didn t take long for the story to captivate my interest The murder mystery plot and the many intricate themes were clear and essential throughout the story for the reader to keep track of the many scenarios and situations within the story What I noticed about Irving s characters was that they are always creative, different, no two alike, and the strange flaws he gives e [...]

    Esther
    The main story is basically a murder series Over the time span of 20 years, prostitutes in Bombay are being killed and left with a remarkable drawing on their bellies Only few people possess key information and only once they manage to unite their pieces of the puzzles do they eventually solve the mystery murders However, for me, the characters and their stories as such were very much in the foreground than the criminal case and I am no fan of detective stories I found this to be a crazy story [...]

    Paul
    Okay, I ll admit it Indian tales just don t have the same appeal to me as those set in the U.S or Europe I m hardly a xenophobe, but there s just of a connection when reading about familiar places, names, customs, etc And so, when I glanced at the summary of this book during that phase when I first consider whether I even want to read a book or not, my first instinct was to pass on it or at least put it as far down on my queue as possible, given that I couldn t completely discount a John Irving [...]

    Ana
    My decision to listen to this audiobook happened on the spur of the moment It had to do with a really great sale at Audible that was going to end in a few hours, and the fact that I am part Parsi I didn t have any familiarity with Irving, only a vague, mild, positive feeling based on the fact that I read The World According to Garp ages ago and someone I respect once told me that A Prayer for Owen Meany was one of her favorite books.In the preface, Irving explains that the Indian setting is a wo [...]

    Sandy
    Dr Farrokh Daruwalla s fascination with the circus, dwarfs, and his place decidedly between the India of his childhood and the Canada of his adulthood, finds himself back in Bombay and caught in a vortex of people and circumstances surrounding a serial killer whose decades of murder are about to come to an end.John Irving s A Son of the Circus is not about India or even about the clubmen, dwarf clowns, transvestite whores, missionaries, and movie stars who populate the almost 700 pages of this 1 [...]

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