The Water-Method Man

The Water-Method Man

by John Irving

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Bogus Trumpeter, a wayward knight-errant in the battle of the sexes, has a serious problem, and he has only his "weapon" to blame. Due to a birth defect, or a nonspecific kind of infection, or a strain of venereal disease, Trumpter suffers from a recurring urinary tract blockage. Four alternatives present themselves as possible solutions to his problem: drugs, no sex, surgery, or "the water method." As if this were not enough, Trumpeter's life is further complicated by a wife who wants out and a mistress who wants a baby!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345367426
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1990
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 615,639
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.82(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times—winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. In 1992, Mr. Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules—a film with seven Academy Award nominations.



Date of Birth:

March 2, 1942

Place of Birth:

Exeter, New Hampshire


B.A., University of New Hampshire, 1965; also studied at University of Vienna; M.F.A., Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1967

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The Water-Method Man 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
SimoneA on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A funny and short novel, and a nice change from Irving's usual story elements, i.e. bears and wrestling.
rcooper3589 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
it was laugh-out-loud funny. and cause trumper is dealing with "the real world" in his own way i could definatly relate to him on so many levels. it was classic irving- all the normal themes: lust, infedelity, parental relationships, being a father, travel, sex... you get the idea. it would be cool if irving wrote from a woman's point of view... i wonder what he would have to say....
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Life is so short and this is so boring Couldn't get through it
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read 100+ pages into this book and I have no idea what is going on and I am also turned off by the use of curse words.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome book. One of my first 10 novels in English, but I thought the book was great. I didn't really feel that bogus solved his serious issues though. I thought it was too easy. Hope I was helpful...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Water Method Man is my favorite book of all time!!! I recomend it to everyone of age to read this book!!!