John Irving is one of the greatest and most prominent American writers, and Trying to Save Piggy Sneed is a wonderful edition of the one and only collection of the man's short, yet brilliant stories. If you are a big fan of the writer, you simply have to buy this book. It first saw the light of day 2 decades ago, and it comes with numerous short tales. They are funny, thought-provoking, insightful, entertaining and addictive.
The book opens up with 3 memoirs; next, you've got several fictional stories. Now, Irving has 13 novels behind his back, but he only considers 6 of them truly finished, and they all are present in this book. By the way, you'll find "Interior Space" here, one of his most popular and celebrated novels. And finally, at the end, the happy readers will find 3 homages to the great Dickens and Grass.
Each of the pieces comes with the author's own notes and they invite us all to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the creation of these timeless stories/tales/novels. If you love hardcover books, the latest edition of Trying to Save Piggy Sneed is a God-sent. Sometimes, short stories have more historical value than the big-bad novels – keep that in mind. For the fans of Irving, it's a wonderful gift to keep and cherish.
For the new readers, it's the perfect opportunity to familiarize themselves with the legendary author's work. In any case, Trying to Save Piggy Sneed is a sure thing for all those readers who appreciate unique, engaging writing, educational, entertaining stories and a great sense of humor. And it's great to see Mr. John Irving's legacy being treated in such an amazing way!