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.
  • 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," and the ending lines, which just highlight how lost Johnny is without Owen.
-O God please give him back! I shall keep asking You!
Johnny
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