Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

A Novel

Book - 2012
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The modern classic that inspired the beloved movie starring Tom Hanks.

Six foot six, 242 pounds, and possessed of a scant IQ of 70, Forrest Gump is the lovable, surprisingly savvy hero of this classic comic tale. His early life may seem inauspicious, but when the University of Alabama's football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, it sets him on an unbelievable path that will transform him from Vietnam hero to world-class Ping-Pong player, from wrestler to entrepreneur. With a voice all his own, Forrest is telling all in a madcap romp through three decades of American history.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2012.
Copyright Date: ©1986
ISBN: 9780307947390
0307947394
Branch Call Number: GRO
Characteristics: 228 pages ; 21 cm

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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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JULIELI
Mar 09, 2014

JULIELI thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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