Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Meet Forrest Gump, the lovable, herculean, and surprisingly savvy hero of this remarkable comic odyssey. After accidentally becoming the star of University of Alabama's football team, Forrest goes on to become a Vietnam War hero, a world-class Ping-Pong player, a villainous wrestler, and a business tycoon -- as he wonders with childlike wisdom at the insanity all around him. In between misadventures, he manages to compare battle scars with Lyndon Johnson, discover the truth about Richard Nixon, and survive the ups and downs of remaining true to his only love, Jenny, on an extraordinary journey through three decades of the American cultural landscape. Forrest Gump has one heck of a story to tell -- and you've got to read it to believe it ...
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st Vintage books ed.
ISBN: 9780307947390
Branch Call Number: GRO
Characteristics: 228 pages ; 21 cm

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darcyhudjik
Aug 04, 2018

This is an awesome book. I enjoyed comparing it to the movie.

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elenke
Jan 19, 2016

The book is horrible! It is very different than the movie. If this book would've ever filmed, it would not be in the same category as "Drake and Josh", yes, that's how bad it is that even Drake and Josh are making more sense than that novel. The book is full of sexism, racism, ethnocentrism, and ableism. After reading one of the chapters I flipped the book over and looked at the author's picture asking myself if this guy ever had experience of sex with a woman, seems like he doesn't know stuff he is writing about. Anyway, run reader, run from this book.

wptlzkwjd Jan 06, 2014

The book was well-written in the voice of Gump and his Southern accent. It was definitely a lot different than the movie which made more logical sense than the book did but a fun read nonetheless.

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jtolmie
Aug 08, 2013

If you're thinking of reading the book, don't. I can honestly say the movie is better. Plus, the book's narrator (Forrest Gump) has annoyingly bad grammar and miss-spells everything!

fella Aug 12, 2012

I liked the movie better because a lot of things happened different but the book was funnier

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Darryl
Dec 22, 2010

Different from the movie in significant ways, and not at all what I expected. Forrest is not as likeable as Tom Hanks in the movie; however, the book is still engaging and fun to read.

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Mar 09, 2014

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