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Works both fiction and nonfiction written by one of the country's finest and funniest writers includes a living portrait of Irving's grandmother a new never before published essay six scintillating short stories including the O Henry Award winning Interior Space and two essays on Irving's favorite 19th century novelist Charles Dickens Trying to Save Piggy Sneed is John Irving at the top of his fo I m sorry to say I did not love this book I thought reading the memoir of such a creative and talented fiction author would be at least somewhat entertaining Instead I got a blow by blow recap of every wrestling match John Irving has ever been in or refereedor that his sons were inor that some guy he met in college but can t remember his name was in This continues to a point of absurdity and I m not even sure hardcore wrestling fans could stay interested If you pick up this book I highly recommend you skip the memoir section entirely The short stories segment is considerably better and you can easily see that John Irving is a strictly FICTION author The stories were intriguing with dynamic characters and beautiful symbolism but just as you begin to get sucked in you re slapped in the face with an abrupt ending Almost all of the short stories had me wondering where they would have gone if he had expanded it into a full length novel It s obvious that Irving is a master of the novel and his stories need that time to develop and come full circle His short stories are entertaining but I wouldn t recommend them to someone reading Irving for the first time Finally this book included some critical analysis of Irving s favorite authors and I m sorry to say I gave up trying to finish Piggy Sneed It s fine that he like Charles Dickens but I was honestly too bored and disappointed to read another word of it Shame on Mr Irving for tricking his loyal fans into thinking this book would in any way compare to his novels Next time I ll know better

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Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

Ories written over the last twenty years ending with a homage to Charles Dickens This irresistible collection cannot fail to delight and charmThe first collection of short pieces two of them previously unpublished by the author of The World According to Garp includes memoirs six short stories and essays on Charles Dickens and Gua5nter Grass Reprint TourThis gem a delightful collection of shorter For Irving completists like me Some memoir some short stories some works praising Dickens and Gunter Grass The stories range from good Almost In Iowa to terrific The Pension Grillparzer The memoirs are mostly interesting with a very very detailed account of his love of wrestling and his wrestling career The Imaginary Girlfriend his politics My Dinner at the White House and the wonderful title memoir detailing why he became a writer The last third of the book praising Charles Dickens and Gunter Grass is there if you want it I found myself skimming through most of it although I may finally actually read A Christmas Carol Definitely time to re read A Widow for One Year

John Irving ☆ 8 Summary

A collection of one dozen short works includes the title piece a loving portrait of the author's grandmother and additional stories including The Pension Grillparzer and Dinner at the White HouseHere is a treat for John Irving addicts and a perfect introduction to his work for the uninitiated To open this spirited collection Irving explains how he became a writer There follow six scintillating st Trying to Save Piggy Sneed is a most interesting assortment of memoir short stories and essays I enjoyed Irving s stories about wrestling and being a referee for that sport his intriguing short stories and the explanations of them that followed Also he has uite a few interesting anecdotes especially the one about meeting Thomas Mann s daughter on a plane uite by coincidence Elizabeth Mann Borgese was an oceanographer who had trained her dog Claudio to play piano I am not making this up John Irving s stories and commentary about other writers and novels always inspires me to read That Great Expectations was the work that made Irving want to write may propel me to read it again sometime and certainly to read Dickens Of the short stories featured in this collection I was especially captivated by The Pension Grillparzer and the commentary that followed Shockingly I have still not read The World According to Garp but when I do I will have a special appreciation for itMy copy of this book is a paperback that is identified as fiction on its spine As usual that s not the entire picture Anyone who enjoys John Irving will find much of interest in this memoir


10 thoughts on “Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

  1. says:

    I'm a huge fan of at least half of John Irving's fiction titles so it pains me greatly to say I can't think of any compelling reason t

  2. says:

    A forgettable Irving book compared to the likes of OWEN MEANY

  3. says:

    Trying to Save Piggy Sneed is a most interesting assortment of memoir short stories and essays I enjoyed Irving's stories about wrestling and being a referee for that sport his intriguing short stories and the explanations of them that followed Also he has uite a few interesting anecdotes especially the one about meeting

  4. says:

    Buddy of mine gave me this at a party last spring I'd never read Irving and wanted to give him a shot This book is a coll

  5. says:

    For Irving completists like me Some memoir some short stories some works praising Dickens and Gunter Grass The stories range from good Almost In Iowa to terrific The Pension Grillparzer The memoirs are mostly interesting with a very very detailed account of his love of wrestling and his wrestling career The Imaginary Girlfriend his politics My Dinner at the White House and the wonderful title memoir detailing

  6. says:

    There are two versions of this book this version contains 8 pieces of workMemoirs Trying to Save Piggy Sneed Fiction Interior Space Almost in Iowa Weary Kingdom Brennbar's Rant Other People's Dreams The Pension Grillparzer Homage The King of the NovelThe other volume of the same name is longer and contains 12 pieces of work including The Imaginary Girlfriend which is available under separate coverMemoirs Trying to Save Piggy Snee

  7. says:

    Irving has put together a selection of fiction and non fiction in this collection of short stories and essays from his lit

  8. says:

    I'm sorry to say I did not love this book I thought reading the memoir of such a creative and talented fiction author would

  9. says:

    Now I know where Garp comes from This is an essential book to know Irving and his life True there is a bit too much on the wrestling bits The short stories are nice I knew Grillsparzer from before and in this book

  10. says:

    I was almost finished with this book of short stories and essays and then decided not to finish I liked elements of this collection of tales an

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