[Ebook] The Cider House Rules By John Irving – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk

The Cider House Rules Raised From Birth In The Orphanage At St Cloud S, Maine, Homer Wells Has Become The Protege Of Dr Wilbur Larch, Its Physician And Director There Dr Larch Cares For The Troubled Mothers Who Seek His Help, Either By Delivering And Taking In Their Unwanted Babies Or By Performing Illegal Abortions Meticulously Trained By Dr Larch, Homer Assists In The Former, But Draws The Line At The Latter Then A Young Man Brings His Beautiful Fiancee To Dr Larch For An Abortion, And Everything About The Couple Beckons Homer To The Wide World Outside The Orphanage

10 thoughts on “The Cider House Rules

  1. says:

    I shouldn t be throwing semicolons around too often and yet, after reading Irving, what do I find myself doing semicolon, semicolon, SEMICOLON I m not winking at you those are semicolons. now you know what I mean Irving affects me in many ways the semicolons are just one example And yes, I know I m probably not using them correctly you don t have to point that out You really don t More than a week after finishing, The Cider House Rules, it s still on my mind, still sneakin I shouldn t be throwing semicolons around too often and yet, after reading Irving, what do I find myself doing semicolon, semicolon, SEMICOLON I m not winking at you those are semicolons. now you know what I mean Irving affects me in many ways the semicolons are just one example And yes, I know I m probably not using them correctly you don t...

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    Hey I just popped my John Irving cherry with The Cider House Rules Something strange happened midway through reading The Cider House Rules, my first John Irving book I found myself completely immersed in its world.What s strange is that for the first couple hundred pages, I didn t particularly believe ...

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    I just finished reading this novel, and it is so phenominal that I m almost speechless, and I m sad that it is over The story is engrossing, rich, moving, tragic, and satisfying, and the imagery is extraordinarily powerful The plot takes place during the first half of the 1900 s in rural Maine, and tells of Dr Larch, an obstetrician, founder of an orphanage, abortionist, and ether addict, and his favorite orphan, and heroic figure, Homer Wells Irving develops the characters superbly, such th I just finished reading this novel, and it is so phenominal that I m almost speechless, and I m sad that it is over The story is engrossing, rich, moving, tragic, and satisfying, and the imagery is extraordinarily powerful The plot takes place during the first half of ...

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    While The Cider House Rules is an undeniably well written novel, I grew impatient with the lengthy narrative and the idle characters It was hard for me to feel any sense of connection to the different characters, and I cared very little about Homer s life at Ocean View I was always anxious to get back to St Cloud s and the orphanage For me, the real story was about the relationship between Dr Larch and Homer Wells, and I lost interest in the story once Larch and Homer ceased to communicate While The Cider House Rules is an undeniably well written novel, I grew impatient with the lengthy narrative and the idle characters It was hard for me to feel any sense of connection to the different characters, and I cared very little about Homer s life at Ocean View I was always anxious to get back to St Cloud s and the orphanage For me, the real story was about the relationship between Dr Larch and Homer Wells, and I lost interest in the story once Larch and Homer ceased to communicate.Though Homer is...

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    In other parts of the world, they love John Green Here in St JR s, we love John Irving According to my dictionary, Green is of the color of growing foliage, between yellow and blue in the color wheel While Irving on the other hand, is a genius, hard working, persevering person who can manage time efficiently knows how to balance important aspects of life This has led me to conclude that Irving is a muchsuitable name for a writer than Green, and has also solidified my belief that Irvi In other parts of the world, they love John Green Here in St JR s, we love John Irving According to my dictionary, Green is of t...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I was actually really surprised at how much I enjoyed this book I am VERY Pro Life and was very skeptical before about picking it upalthough I love John Irving as an author He is excellent at character development and his stories are so multifaceted that you are never disappointed This is certainly true here in this novel My surprisingly favorite character was Melony She was hauntingly creepy, pathetically adorable and demanding of your attention although not a primary character I loved I was actually really surprised at how much I enjoyed this book I am VERY Pro Life and was very skeptical before about picking it upalthough I love John Irving as an author He is excellent at character development and his stories are so multifaceted that you are never disappointed This is certainly true here in this novel My surprisingly favorite character was Melony She was hauntingly creepy, pathetically adorable and demanding of your attention although not a primary character I loved how Irving intertwined her story into the theme of the book There was a parallel running between Dr Larch and Homer that Irving carved brilliantly Although somewhat expected, the ending was tragic and sad I found myself torn with my own personal feelings about the love triangle of Wally, Candy and Homer One always wants the orphan to find his her riches or personal happiness This novel reminds us that...

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    I started the Cider House Rules after giving up on 3 novels that just couldn t hold my attention.John Irving will certainly make you love reading again The Cider House Rules is once again a novel rich with characters so real you forget this is fiction and you care about what happens to them.Why can I only say that about a mere handful of writers This is a novel about abortion in the 1940s The dilemmas of abortion are obvious, and this novel does lean towards pro choice I think pro lifers woul I started the Cider House Rules after giving up on 3 novels that just couldn t hold my attention.John Irving will certainly make you love reading again The Cider House Rules is once again a novel rich with characters so real you forget this is fiction and you care about what happens to them.Why can I only say that about a mere handful of writers This is a novel about abortion in the 1940s The dilemmas of abortion are obvious, and this novel does lean towards pro choice I think pro lifers would be well advised to save themselves the ordeal, butthat really is too bad since they would miss out on a wonderful read John Irving is a master writing about the human condition, and given the setting of an ...

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    John Irving s novels are like an all you can eat buffet You can keep going back, time after time, and find words and ideas that will nourish and delight you The Cider House Rules is Irving s sixth novel it was published in 1988 More than twenty five years later, the book still reads like a vibrant and contemporary piece of fiction.The story revolves around Wilbur Larch, a physician in charge of St Cloud s orphanage, and Homer Wells, one of the orphans Homer has had several tries of being a John Irving s novels are like an all you can eat buffet You can keep going back, time after time, and find words and ideas that will nourish and delight you The Cider House Rules is Irving s sixth novel it was published in 1988 More than twenty five years later, the book still reads like a vibrant and contemporary piece of fiction.The story revolves around Wilbur Larch, a physician in charge of St Cloud s orphanage, and Homer Wells, one of the orphans Homer has had several tries of being adopted, but they all fail, and he grows up in the orphanage Wilbur and Homer become close, and their relationship is the backbone of the novel The story is multilayered, and I won t try to summarize the plot here One of the joys o...

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    Oof This is gonna be a tough one to review First, it should be known that I was not looking forward to this book Nothing about it called to me Nothing about the film adaptation ever made me want to watch the movie, either Let it be known that I still have no interest in watching the movie And if it weren t for this John Irving Challenge I m doing, where I m trying to ...

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    this may be my favourite john irving book i like his deceivingly lighthearted style, and the deadpan humour he gives his characters the cider house rules in particular seemsreal than the others, the orphanage and apple orchards seemtangible, the emotions less idiosyncratic and the charactershuman.the direct issue here is abortion the medical procedures to, the right to, the choice toit s enough to make me want to cross my legs to prevent any traffic in or out.the less dir this may be my favourite john irving book i like his deceivingly lighthearted style, and the deadpan humour he gives his characters the cider house rules in particular seemsreal than the others, the orphanage and apple orchards seemtangible, the emotions less idiosyncratic and the charactershuman.the direct issue here is abortion the medical procedures to, the right to, the choice toit s enough to make me want to cross my legs to prevent any traffic in or out.the less direct issue is the idea of rules the title refers to a list of regulations posted in the cider house where they make cider of an apple orchard general things like keeping the place clean, no operating heavy machinery when intoxicated, etc it later turns out that m...

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