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YMMV: A Prayer for Owen Meany
- Adaptation Displacement: More people have heard of The Movie, Simon Birch, which is pretty good in its own right.
- Genius Bonus: Over and over and over.
- Magnum Opus: Widely considered this for John Irving.
- Narm: The death of Tabitha is somewhat undermined by the fact that she was killed by a stray baseball. This is not helped by the text, which describes her as spinning around from the impact of the ball, giving the impression of a Looney Toons cartoon.
- Shout-Out: To everything from Great Expectations to Jude the Obscure.
- Tear Jerker: "The Shot."