A Prayer For Owen Meany


Ok, so anyone casually familiar with John Irving's works will not be surprised to find one of his novels, A Prayer For Owen Meany, with an Edgier rating.  But, a Catholic rating?  That is a surprise!  A Prayer For Owen Meany is John Irving's Edgy Catholic exception in a long career of writing edgy fiction.  Edgy Catholic does not recommend any of Mr. Irving's other works, but we highly recommend A Prayer For Owen Meany.

Although not specifically Catholic, and there is some kidding around about Catholics, like calling nuns penguins, A Prayer For Owen Meany falls nicely in our Edgy Catholic Saint-like story category.  We don't want to spoil it for you, but just check out the first sentence (my favorite first sentence, ever!):

I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice – not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.

We want more writers to write stories like this one, and we thank Mr. Irving for his one-book diversion into the Edgy-Catholic world, or, at least, the Edgy-Christian world.  Edgy Catholic cannot recommend this one enough.  Check it out at these links:

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