Trying to Save Piggy Sneed, Paperback Book
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Featuring six stories from John Irving, 'Trying to Save Piggy Sneed' also includes a piece from the author explaining why he became a writer.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
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  • Category: Short stories
  • ISBN: 9780552995733

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BOOK #11REVIEW: This was the only Iriving book I had yet to read. It had been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years now, at least three. So, after I finished my last book, I grabbed this one- which I'm glad I did! I really enjoyed this one! I loved learning about his life- and realizing how much of his life is woven into his stories. I liked the short stories- especially "Weary Kingdom" and "Brennbar's Rant." The only part I didn't like was the last section, which was a collection of different introductions he wrote for other books. I found this boring! I normally skip intros. to books anyways, so I just skipped these! I was actually shocked with how fast I read this book, as I normally find his novels take me sometime to get through. If you're a Iriving fan and have yet to read it, I reccomend you pick it up! FAVORITE QUOTES: "Talent is overrated," Ted told me. "That you're not very talented needn't be the end of it." // Most self-destructive behavior is simply ridiculous- never mind how complexly compelled by personal demons. // There are many unintentionally cruel talents that the world, indiscriminately, hands out to us. Whether we can use these gifts we never asked for is not the world's concern. // Early-morning goals are among the illusions we must indulge if we're going to get anywhere at all.