John Irving's Best Books
John Irving's had an interesting career. His first few books were good... but a little odd. And then he wrote the three masterpieces below — each of which are worthy of being read at least twice. And then? Every book since has been no better than just "ok". Bottom line, if you haven't read the books below, do so.
Ok, now that you've read the list, if you're an Irving fan you're probably asking why "The Hotel New Hampshire" is missing. "The Hotel New Hampshire" is good.
It's very good.
But it's just... odd enough to fall short of being one of Irving's VERY best works.
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