NotePD Loader
Ideas Post
ProfileImg
Profile

Familiar John Irving Story Beats In "The Last Chairlift" [SPOILERS]

Most of the time, if you demanded to know my favourite author, I'd have told you it's John Irving. I've read the majority of his books (by an informal count). I'm not enjoying his latest and probably last novel, The Last Chairlift, that much because it feels predictable with many story elements being repeated.

    1. Main Character has an unknown father

    World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, The Cider House Rules

    2. Beloved Character Murdered by a previously seen character with a political axe to grind.

    The World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany.

    3. Transgender character is a pseudo-parent

    The World According to Garp

    4. The Phrase "Non-Practicing Homosexual"

    A Prayer for Owen Meany.

    5. Canada as a Contrast to the USA

    A Prayer for Owen Meany, Son of The Circus

    6. Dodging The Draft Through Injury

    A Prayer for Owen Meany.

    7. English Teachers in New Hampshire

    A Prayer for Owen Meany.

    8. Main Character is a Writer

    A Prayer for Owen Meany, A Widow for One Year, A Son Of The Circus, The World According to Garp

    9. Opposition To The Vietnam War

    A Prayer for Owen Meany

    10. Horrible Car Accident

    The World According to Garp, A Widow For One Year

0 Like.0 Comment
Comment
Branch
Repost
Like
Comment
Branch
Like
0
10316
0
0
Comments (0)

No comments.