I recently read John Irving’s Trying to save Piggy Sneed, a collection of essays and a few short stories. It’s a good book to pick up if you haven’t read Irving yet. Briefly, Irving’s The World according to Garp is one of the craziest and astonishing book (my current read). You may know one of the later adaptation of it captured popular imagination as the movie Forrest Gump.
…who could fault “A Christmas Carol”? “Who can listen,” Thackeray said, “to objections regarding a book as this? It seems to me a national benefit, and to every man or woman who reads it a personal kindness.”
I can’t agree more.