I finally finished The World According to Garp. Whew. Took me long enough! I thought the book was such a great summer read. I suggest reading one John Irving book per summer. In the end - he [Irving] basically summarizes each characters life, after Garp. I don't know about that, I felt rushed. Now I begin the book Kavalier & Clay. I am way excited to read this book, but for one reason or another, was always side-tracked by other books.