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[Read] ➳ The Fourth Hand By John Irving – Ukrbank.pro While reporting a story from India New York journalist Patrick Wallingford inadvertently becomes his own headline when his left hand is eaten by a lion In Boston a renowned surgeon eagerly awaits the While reporting a story from India New York journalist Patrick Wallingford inadvertently becomes his own headline when his left hand is eaten by a lion In Boston a renowned surgeon eagerly awaits t.

He opportunity to perform the nation's first hand transplant But what if the donor's widow demands visitation rights with the hand? In answering this unexpected uestion John Irving has written a no.

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PDF The Fourth Hand PDF î The Fourth MOBI :½ ✓ ukrbank.pro JOHN IRVING was born in Exeter New Hampshire in 1942 His first novel Setting Free the Bears was published in 1968 when he was twenty six He competed as a wrestler for twenty years and coached wrestling until he was forty seven Mr Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times—winning once in 1980 for his novel The World According to Garp He received an O Henry Award

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  1. Stephanie "Jedigal" Stephanie "Jedigal" says:

    PDF The Fourth Hand PDF î The Fourth MOBI :½ ✓ ukrbank.pro fourth download, hand download, The Fourth download, The Fourth Hand EpubJohn Irving's characters are often uirky to say the least Normally they draw one in Irving's typical forays into the minds of the odd but believable individuals who populate his stories are usually irresistably intriguing I have often had a difficult time putting an Irving novel down This novel for some reason does not work The characters did not interest me and I neither liked nor disliked most of them The plot drags on I often considered putting the book down


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    PDF The Fourth Hand PDF î The Fourth MOBI :½ ✓ ukrbank.pro fourth download, hand download, The Fourth download, The Fourth Hand EpubOn John Irving I have six thoughts1 He always seems to have a discombobulated male as his central character Garp the narrator in A Prayer for Owen Meany the dad in The Hotel New Hampshire and the young orphan in The Cider House Rules They can be clueless happy go lucky confused aimless grief stricken2 There is also always some intriguing but slightly distant female3 Irving loves the little bits of weirdness like the woman in the bear costume in The Hotel New Hampshire4 Irving also loves those moments of sweetness to the point that they can become syrupy at times like at the end of Owen Meany5 He writes very clean sentences; they’re amazingly adept and easy to read6 Still his little inventions often strain


  3. Rea Rea says:

    PDF The Fourth Hand PDF î The Fourth MOBI :½ ✓ ukrbank.pro fourth download, hand download, The Fourth download, The Fourth Hand EpubFor the standard that is John Irving this book was so disappointing I don't think he had much of a story and was depending on his characteristic literary traits to hold the story together but unfortunately it backfired and instead of sustaining a mediocre story turned all the things I loved about him into clichés and far stretched half baked ideas Do not judge Irving by this book he is so much better than this


  4. Michael Michael says:

    PDF The Fourth Hand PDF î The Fourth MOBI :½ ✓ ukrbank.pro fourth download, hand download, The Fourth download, The Fourth Hand EpubWhile at work on the massive tome that became Until I Find You John Irving took a break to work on the comedic and relatively short novel The Fourth Hand Irving began it hoping it would be his first comedy since The Water Method Man The Fourth Hand is uite funny especially in the earlier chapters but it ends up growing out of its original intentions; by the end you're not reading a comedy It's not a sad book but it is bittersweet in a way that will be familiar to John Irving fans Patrick Wallingford is a television correspondent for a television network known as the disaster channel While filming a segment about a bizarre and tragic accident at a circus Patrick's hand is devoured by a lion Following the event which is shown endlessly on television he becomes known as the lion guy and becomes much famous than he ever was before ending up a news anchor But Patrick is a shallow womanizing little shit and is good looking enough to


  5. Allison Allison says:

    PDF The Fourth Hand PDF î The Fourth MOBI :½ ✓ ukrbank.pro fourth download, hand download, The Fourth download, The Fourth Hand EpubIt pains me LITERALLY PAINS ME to give a John Irving novel anything less than 4 stars He is among my favorite living authors and I typically wholeheartedly enjoy the stories he tells and the vivid characters he creates But this one well it just fell flat for me I could not relate to or care about any of the characters the storyline was rather blah and while I truly truly love him Irving's writing STYLE and voice aren't visual music for me the way Nicole Krauss or Marianne Wiggins are so that couldn't save this book either Put all that together and I have to say that the book was just okay Honestly if it was written by someone other than JI I probably would have given it 3 stars but John I hold you to a higher standard


  6. J J says:

    PDF The Fourth Hand PDF î The Fourth MOBI :½ ✓ ukrbank.pro fourth download, hand download, The Fourth download, The Fourth Hand EpubThis story with all its unlikely characters and the attendant twists and turns has John Irving's mark all over it John Irving is with out a doubt my favorite living American writer It therefore comes as no surprise that I would find this book enjoyable For me the characters are believable and their stories come together to reveal the intricacies that tie them all to one another Patrick Wallingford is a sympathetic enough character in that his initial shallowness makes him someone whom I would like to see get his comeuppances However the accident which he had a hand in pardon the pun proves to be a point of embarkation where he realizes that such a


  7. Caroline Caroline says:

    PDF The Fourth Hand PDF î The Fourth MOBI :½ ✓ ukrbank.pro fourth download, hand download, The Fourth download, The Fourth Hand EpubThis novel follows the highlights and troughs in the life of Patrick Wallingford a journalist working for a trashy 24 hour TV news station Whilst covering a story in India he gets one of his hands bitten off by a circus lion A surgeon shows interest in trying a hand transplant and shortly after this Doris Clausen a newly widowed woman who saw the lion episode on television offers one of her husband's hands for the operationon the condition she can have visiting rights to see the hand after the transplant Wallingford has always been hugely attractive to women and keeps falling mindlessly into bed with them His life as a rather gormless libertine is disrupted by the entry of Mrs Clausen into his lifeWhilst I liked the eccentric storyline in the book I never felt any great emotion towards any of the characters The parts I enjoyed most were the descriptions of the news station the politics the scheming


  8. Mike Mike says:

    PDF The Fourth Hand PDF î The Fourth MOBI :½ ✓ ukrbank.pro fourth download, hand download, The Fourth download, The Fourth Hand EpubThis is a really enjoyable and uick novel despite all the shitty reviews it got


  9. Zack Brown Zack Brown says:

    PDF The Fourth Hand PDF î The Fourth MOBI :½ ✓ ukrbank.pro fourth download, hand download, The Fourth download, The Fourth Hand EpubI just finished reading John Irving’s The Fourth Hand While it is worth noting that I have previously read both The World According to Garp and A Prayer for Owen Meany found each to be better than The Fourth Hand and recommend that you read both The Fourth Hand is especially significant today two days after the Virginia Tech shooting The Fourth Hand is a story that follows a cad of a television field reporter who loses his left hand to an Indian circus lion while on an assignment The reporter Patrick Wallingford later falls in love with the widow of his hand transplant donor The book has fewer layers than Garp or A Prayer for Owen Meany and is without the adroit literary architecture present in most of Irving’s work However its commentary on the era of sensationalist ‘all news networks’ and their exploitation of national tragedies is part


  10. Hilary G Hilary G says:

    PDF The Fourth Hand PDF î The Fourth MOBI :½ ✓ ukrbank.pro fourth download, hand download, The Fourth download, The Fourth Hand EpubEx Bookworm group reviewI mentioned in my review reminder that I was reading this book for the second time because I had read it on holiday and couldn't remember anything about it As I have re read the first hundred pages or so I've come to the realisation that I still won't remember that much about it because it isn't really about anything – or not anything I care about anywayMy biggest problem with the book is that it just tries too damn hard to be clever and funny and I suppose Irvingesue Irving is a bit of a legend in his own lifetime and clearly he himself has been completely taken in by the hype This isn't really fair I know but the picture of the author on the inside front cover irritated the hell out of me being something of a pin up th


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