Until I Find You

Until I Find You

Book - 2005
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Jack Burns was born to be an actor, or so says his mother Alice, a Toronto tattoo artist whose church organist husband vanished somewhere in the North. So Jack acts, and his rather confused life is shaped by his relationships with older women.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, 2005.
ISBN: 9780676977165
0676977162
Characteristics: xiii, 824 pages

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lukasevansherman
Jun 20, 2016

First of all, the book is long. Maybe the longest of Irving's books, coming in a little over 800. Contrary to the previous comment, I wouldn't call it a "word-processor novel." Who uses a word processor anymore? Like Dickens, Irving immerses you in a story and he doesn't mind taking his time, which I think is a great strength. I was never bored and, in fact, think it's one of his greatest novels. Before you read it, make sure you are reasonably comfortable with a lot of underage sexuality.

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cliffstory
Nov 02, 2015

A word-processor novel. There are good word-processor novels, of course, but this one shows no sign that the author ever had anything in mind when he sat down to write but increasing the word count. Well, that's not entirely true; some actual people appear in the book, and some disguised-actual people, and he seems to be settling scores with the latter, and sucking up to the former. But when I finally reached the longed-for end of the book, I wondered: what was all that about? I don't know.

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22950010483022
Nov 07, 2013

About as hetero as modern novels get. It's hard to tell if Irving is appaled or over joyed at the notion of boys being seduced (and lady-handled) by older women. Is the protagonist a cad or a victim? Is he deserving of his success or just really lucky? It's a book you can give yourself over to for about 50 pages before putting it down realizing what a "wet dream" of a read it really is. And then do it over again. It took me a few months to read this between other books I liked better, but I somehow felt I had to finish another John Irving novel. (The first being the exceptional "Son of the Circus). While there were enjoyable parts, it is ultimately long winded and repetitive. Alas, not really worth the time when there are better books out there.

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Languid5
Jun 21, 2012

I like this book but it seems to run on a bit.

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mincvm
Jan 24, 2011

Not one of his best. Good in parts, but generally slightly disappointing compared with his previous books.

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Cabby
Nov 08, 2007

800 pages but I only liked 200 of them.

pscho Dec 14, 2006

Very John Irving, complex, odd, light and dark. Not my all time favourite, but definitely recommended. May offend a few female readers, but only a few.

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