The Last Chairlift
The Last Chairlift by John Irving
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: General fiction (Adult)
No. of Pages: 912
Date of US Publication: 18 October, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
Full of a super close Mother-son relationship, a closer relationship with his maternal grandmother, very close friendship with a female cousin, a friend lost in Vietnam, and a New England setting, this gave me fairly strong reminders of A Prayer for Owen Meany while still being its own magnificent story.
The Last Chairlift is ultimate Irving. Besides being his first novel in 7 years, this is his self-proclaimed last long novel and fans will feast on it. This is a nice lengthy novel, with nearly 16 hours of reading time; for that reason I recommend this title in audio book format; I think I would have enjoyed my reading of this even more if I had been able to get some miles in on the treadmill while reading.
This title is a must for Irving devotees but I probably wouldn’t recommend new readers begin with it.
eARC kindly provided by Simon & Schuster and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.