"At over 800 pages, John Irving&s ""Until I Find You"" is a daunting proposition at best. Anyone who finishes it will have acquired forearm muscles, sore shoulders, and not much else. The story is self-indulgent, repetitive and, ultimately, boring, that cardinal sin that readers can&t forgive. Longtime Irving readers have stayed with him through a few hits and a miss or two, but this is an all-time low. We are accustomed to Irving&s work as quirky, bizarre, and off-the-wall and have forgiven all by calling such high-jinks and characters ""imaginative"" or ""absolutely original."" The only thing original about this tome is the descent into soft porn."