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The Hotel New HampshireDreamer brother to a cadre of eccentric siblings and chronicler of the lives lived the loves experienced the deaths met and the myriad strange and wonderful times encountered by the family Berry Hoteliers pet bear owner I've never much liked fancy dress I've never been very good at it either It's my mum's fault really Every Halloween when I was a child my mum would throw a black bin liner over me colour in my nose with her mascara and attach a sock she’d stuffed with newspapers to my bottom before declaring my costume complete Even at seven I was aware of how ridiculous I looked Sometimes I decided to throw on some additional make up or attach a couple of ears to my head just to avoid confusion but that was hard work most years I just wrote ‘CAT’ on a sheet of paper and pinned it to my chest for everyone to see My baby sister had less need to explain her identity to our neighbours but her Ghost disguise – one sheet two eye holes – was another classic in the shite costume genre You know another example of crappy costume A bearskin And by that I mean the skin of an actual bear which let's face it would look incredibly stupid on a human especially a skinny female human And yet according to this novel a skinny female human automatically becomes a dead ringer for a bear when dressed in this enormous animal's skin and faced with any idiot hotel guest In the real world nobody with a single brain cell would fall for this trick but idiot hotel guests fall for it here Continually It's very annoyingAlso sibling incest Ugh

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The first of my father's illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings and the second The Hotel PDF was that human beings could survive a life lived in hotels So says John Berry son of a hapless If you haven't read Irving yet I think you should give him a try This novel isn't one of his big three but it's damn goodFirst off most Irving novels have some general characteristics They typically have a Dickensian plot in which you follow the characters through large portions of their lives The breadth of the novel typically goes through one generational span but often you'll get at least a few beginning chapters detailing the lives of the protagonist's parents or grandparents as well Irving writes of these lives through story telling He wants his readers to really get to know his characters I've never read an Irving novel that didn't have in my judgment superb character development Characters from Irving novels I read years ago still leap out at me; I still feel they are real and that I know them I have a love for them Irving rarely describes the internalized thoughts and emotions of his characters Instead he gives the reader insight into their personalities through their reactions styles comments loves hates interactions and all around preferences He can do this because his descriptions and stories are very detailed and tend to be true to the universal life experiences we've all had in dealing with and observing people Irving lets these personalities play themselves out and trusts that the reader will come to understand the inner core of the character as that character continues to get revealed These characters are often wacky but in a likeable way They make you laugh Yet his protagonists are typically men who are easily relatable flawed but likable Typically the strong hero esue roles are filled by women with strong personalities but not always When Irving's host of motley characters interact ironic tragic comical over the top bizarre things happen It doesn't seem far fetched at the time at least not to an Irving fan because the characters are still believable and the events that take place are simply extensions of their uirky personalities Weird fates usually happen to weird people right It'd be weird if that weren't the case but now we're just playing word games There are a number of common themes that run through his novels New England Vienna bears prostitution absent parents the death of main characters wrestling sexual deviances to name a few Irving pushes the boundaries of ridiculousness The reader needs to have an appreciation for the absurd and develop a level of trust with the author because just about anything can happen Likewise having a trace of megalomania within certainly doesn't hurt; especially when at the end of the novel you find that some characters have become rock stars famous writers hollywood actorsactresses etc Or perhaps they die or have something happen to a sex organ or you get it right And lastly John Irving novels deal with important subject matters abortion faith rape fidelity sexuality war the list goes on When writing of this novel another reviewer wrote this “Once the novel jumps the shark you realize Irving has all along been cruel and insensitive on every page of the book – on the subject of rape on the idea of sibling sexual attraction on the adoption of feminist concept on political dissent on prostitution and on the lives of little people” I couldn’t disagree Irving is very even handed and sensitive when it comes to these topics He in fact deals with them so humanly delicately and skillfully that he's able to use dark humor as a way of comforting the reader Trust me he never downplays important subject matters; he treats them the way great authors do with consideration compassion and heartAnd that brings me to the big issue that it's in this novel which is rape There's an early chapter that details a gang rape and it's one of the most disturbing soul wrenching chapters I've ever read in my life; hands down The effects of rape recur throughout the novel It doesn't just effect the victim but the families and friends of the victim as well and all in different ways In The Cider House Rules Irving personalized abortion for me; giving me a sick feeling in the gut when faced with the accounts of women who had to make that difficult choice before it was legal In The Hotel New Hampshire Irving personalized the horror of rape in the same soul shaking waySome believe this book is too wacky and unbelievable even for Irving Wild love triangles incestual romantic love two bears a jewish performer named Freud living in hotels characters going blind radicals screwed up taxidermy dwarfs lots of prostitutes As said earlier for me most of the odd misadventures involved are not unrealistic but rather natural manifestations of the novels' uirky but realistic characters All the wild things that happen keep it entertaining But some of the scenes do seem out of place; like they were thrown into the larger story in an unnatural fashion The only other small ualm I have is that Irving overdoes the storytelling from time to time When he artfully and heartfully gets into stories that relate to the novels' general themes the novel wins But when the novel gets bogged down in detailed accounts of irrelevant side stories it loses This novel could have been 50 to 75 pages shorter and probably better for itI only bring these two issues up to explain why I didn't give this novel five stars despite my strong reaction to it and despite my love for it It's still a damn good book and you should still read it; or at least pick up an Irving novel if you haven't I'll tell you for a third and fourth time if I have to It was the end of the summer of 1964; I hadn't been in the United States since 1957 and I knew less about my country than some of the Viennese students knew I also knew less about Vienna than any of them I knew about my family I knew about our whores and our radicals; I was an expert on The Hotel New Hampshire and an amateur at everything elseUltimately this novel is about acceptance and valuing the time you have on earth with those worthy of your love It's special how Irving makes this novel work; like an almost magical piece of artwork everything comes together to make a beautiful whole

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EBOOK Ü EPUB The Hotel New Hampshire ê 9780671454982 ô JOHN IRVING ô [EPUB] ✼ The Hotel New Hampshire ✿ John Irving – Helpyouantib.co.uk The first of my father's illusions was that bears could survive the life lived by human beings and the second was that human beings couldS friends of Freud the animal trainer and vaudevillian that is and playthings of mad fate they dream on in a funny sad outrageous and moving novel by the remarkable author of A Widow for One Year and The Cider House Rul There's something a tad demented about this one I'll pass