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"Last Night in Twisted River is a novel of excellence. This big-hearted, brilliantly written and superbly realised inter-generational tale of a father and son on the lam, and their flawed protector, stands comparison with the very best of Irving's previous work. It is absolutely unmissable."
— Irvine Welsh, Financial Times
"Last Night in Twisted River mulls the crises that steep Irving's finest work, from Garp to Owen Meany to Widow. Yet the scale here is more human, and his approach more humane, than anything that's come before."
— Los Angeles Times
"One of Mr. Irving's more powerful works."
— The New York Times
"Irving both tickles the narrative palate of saga — and suspense — lovers, and guides us gently down the paths of unaccustomed thought on civility, politics and art. . . . Irving always keeps one foot in the fairy-tale forest. Fate and kinship — by blood or choice — entwine as intimately in his books as they ever did in Dickens."
— The Independent
John Irving published his first novel, Setting Free the Bears, in 1968. He has been nominated for a National Book Award three times — winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. He also received an O. Henry Award, in 1981, for the short story “Interior Space.” In 1992, Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules.See all Product Description
One of Irving's best! The story is interesting and as per usual his characters are intriguing and well developed.Published 1 month ago by Nicole Martyn
It was a bit of a slow read but did keep me interested in the outcome of the different relationships involved. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Louise Ullrich
This was not as good as I was anticipating - liked his earlier works much better.Published 11 months ago by Eva Huntley
One of John Irving's best novels. Wonderful characters that you never want to say goodbye to. Impeccable research on time, place and in particular Irving manages to convey the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
Beautifully written and populated with interesting well developed characters. The novel demonstrates so well how a large or small decision once made influences the rest of one's... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Genio
John Irving is the best story teller of his generation. Last night in Twister River brings us back to his roots, to his beginning as a writer. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2010 by C. Leduc
After reading A Prayer for Owen Meany, which was dense but enjoyable, I figured I couldn't go wrong with another John Irving book. Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2010 by Jilly the Reader
I loved this book. I was lucky to hear John Irving read it aloud at word fest which added to the excitement of reading this. Read morePublished on June 29 2010 by big fan from Calgary