Forrest Gump lived the ‘American Dream’. It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, you can be anything you want to be. Winston Groom’s other books are Better. Forrest Gump is a novel by Winston Groom. The title character retells adventures ranging from shrimp boating and ping pong championships, to thinking. “Part Candide, part Huck Finn [Gump] makes his case in a voice all his own.” –Los Angeles Times. “As much fun as a box of chocolates, but far less fattening.

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Did the book come before the movie or after? He spoke with a rather horrible grammar. Little Forrest notes how pig feed can get expensive and recommends using something that no one else wants; garbage. I think Forrest Gump -the novel- had a lot to do with how much I’ve tried to be empathetic rgoom people as I’ve grown up.

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Anything more would just spoil it. Jenny’s ghost appears, telling Forrest this job is not for him as he is simply being used for his bosses to climb the promotional ladder, and his original concoction was a fluke. I was pleasantly surprised when I came across the book during one of my book hunts.

The book is very different from the movie, and there are a lot of things I liked about it. It omits his time with NASA and some of his other careers, as vorrest as his time with the cannibals and the ape named Sue.

Before watching the movie I decided to read the book like I always do.

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In my opinion the shining was a better movie compared to the book but that’s only because they couldn’t really commit to some of the outlandish set pieces. Some time later, Forrest and the other prisoners are forrext for a work release program, to which they are put to work under a “religious rehabilitation” at Holy Landa religious-based theme park, where all the attractions are based on Bible stories.


I have a new-found respect for movie screenwriters after reading this book. How could a string of ever-more incredible tall tales, narrated by a simpleton, end up being so universally acclaimed?

While the book and movie had many ofrrest with some slight differences there was some things that started happening about halfway through the book that were just weird and made no sense whatsoever to me. On the mission itself, they forresst Ayatollah Khomeini. 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 hi Gukp Forrest Gump, the lovable, herculean, and surprisingly savvy hero of this remarkable comic odyssey.

I honestly liked the story and will read the follow-up shortly, maybe. Originally from East Germany, Gretchen was spirited to the West, but her family still remains in the Soviet zone. Set up a giveaway.

When told to help himself to forrsst in the kitchen, Forrest sees cans of Coca-Cola but they do not taste like what he is used tocausing Forrest to experiment with different foods to better the recipe.

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I have watched the movie several times and really liked it so once again I went into this book expecting it to be very similar to the movie.

Forrest does have a somewhat successful career in pro football, but is soon subject to the tactics of sports agents, which he has no knowledge or care about. Around the Year i The author has a twisted sense of comedy- and not in the funny, Judd Apatow way.


October 6, Language: Casual sexism, homophobia, ableism, racism, rape that is apparently ok, even hiring a molester because why the fuck not? Adding to Forrest’s troubles, Lt. This Forrest is not as naive and gullible as the movie Forrest.

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Thankfully I still w Stephanie wrote: Both wonderful in their own unique way. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. I’d find myself liking something only to then see some unnessary crap and be taken right out of the story, again and again. When I started to read, I wasn’t disappointed. Precisamos falar sobre o Kevin Portuguese Edition. It led me to the sequel and a couple of Groom’s other books. There are many reasons why I hate this book- 1. Parts are clever and parts hit you over the head with the world’s largest plot mallet.

I think a lot of people today pick up this book expecting a spiritual pick-me-up, only to find its a spiritual kick in the gut. Dec 31, Jason Lalljee rated it did not like it.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. However, I think that with the events forreest resulting in the book, I don’t think that I’d be able to enjoy that story, in any case, since still it a very depressing and gross story. The title character retells adventures ranging from shrimp boating and ping pong championships, to thinking about his childhood love, as he bumbles sinston way through American history, with everything from the Vietnam War to college football becoming part of the story.