"DON'T PUT A LABEL ON IT UNTIL YOU KNOW IT" (06/26/12)
IN ONE PERSON by John Irving has received mixed reviews. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I really wanted to like this book. I've read everything John Irving has written...but I couldn't finish it. This book was a big disappointment as far as I'm concerned. Sorry John...
However, Alan Bressler, a blog reader and a man of many talents (Remember his review of Fifty Shades of Grey?!!) sent this comment.
Alan Bressler writes:
I have just completed In One Person, the John Irving novel and have found the book to tell a compelling story in the wonderful style that one would expect from this author. Known for his off beat characters, Irving does not disappoint here with the book replete with cross-dressing grandfather, domineering women, transsexual or transgendered (I'm still uncertain of the correct term) men and many more that you will encounter if you decide to pick up this book. It may not be a "Garp" or a "Cider House" but when has Irving ever repeated. At the end of the book, this paraphrased statement says it all about the book-"...don't put a label on it until you know it".
Okay Alan, maybe I'll give it another try even though I'm really into labels!