Last Night in Twisted River is the story of John Irving's writing life. The years match. The books match. The long time between book publications match. His writing style matches; he writes the last sentence first as did Danny Angel in LNITR. Angel doesn't sign books; he writes them. Neither does Irving.
I'm not so sure about the rest. I'm not so sure about these themes:
- semicolons: Did he use them as much previously as the writer Danny Angel [who is obviously Irving]? I don't know though he used a wonderful smattering of them in this novel.
- farting dogs
- a cursed left hand
- a naked sky diver
- big women, lots of big women frequent this novel
- bears: Irving finally included bears again. His early novels nearly always had bears and wrestling. I was glad to see bears back in this one.
Book Read: Last Night in Twisted River
Author: John Irving