Caryn Thurman • August 8th, 2005
Let's face it, no one seems to know quite how to put it delicately about John Irving's newest novel, Until I Find You
. The fact that it's so damn long is apparently only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what's wrong with this heavily panned book. Irving can't even catch a break from his fatwa-inducing good friend's ex-wife who reviewed the novel as a "mass of lazy, unrefined writing." Ouch. But, never fear, John Irving, the Washington Post is taking it all back
. Well not exactly, but they did issue an apology for the conflict of interest in having a reviewer who knew Irving review his book. Whatever ... what I want to know is when Irving will apologize to us for writing it in the first place.
Now, who's going to be able to write a review when Kevin Bacon
publishes a novel?