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Forrest Gump

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ISBN13: 9780743453257
ISBN10: 0743453255
Condition: Student Owned
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Meet Forrest Gump, the lovable, hurculean, and surprisingly savy hero of this remarkable comic odyssey. After accidentally becoming the star of Univerity of Alabama's football team, Forrest goes on to become a Vietnam War hero, a worl-class Ping-Pong player, a villainous wrestler, and a business tycoon — as he wonders with cildlike wisdome at the insanity all around him. In between misadentures, 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....

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"Part Candide, part Huck Finn and a whole lot of Andy Griffith, [Gump] makes his case in a voice all his own." Los Angeles Times

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"A most gentle spirit, Forrest Gump should enter the annals of fiction as a great American hero." Ocala Star-Banner

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"Zany, tongue-in-cheek, affectionate and wise." Anniston Star

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"A delectable and unsparing comic treat." Tom McGuane

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"A wacky and funny nuthouse of a book." George Plimpton

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"Broad satire with serious resonances...Gump's adventures are both hilarious and bawdy....This picaresque tale will set you guffawing." New Woman

About the Author

Winston Groom is the author of ten books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Gumpisms: The Wit and Wisdom of Forrest Gump. He also wrote the acclaimed Vietnam War novel Better Times than These, the prize-winning As Summers Die, the Civil War history Shrouds of Glory, and coauthored Conversations with the Enemy, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Groom's most recent works include Such a Pretty, Pretty Girl and The Crimson Tide: An Illustrated History of Football at the University of Alabama. He lives in Point Clear, Alabama, with his wife and daughter and in the mountains of North Carolina.

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andreawaxalot, May 27, 2008 (view all comments by andreawaxalot)
It was an extremely good read. It was a quick, easy read but enticing. Forrest does do unrealistic things but it IS just a book. I enjoyed every minute of Forrest's simple speech and his cannibalistic trip to the moon with Sue.
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Heffer13, November 14, 2006 (view all comments by Heffer13)
I thought that it was a bad book because forrest was very repetitive and did to many unrealistic things but it was a fun read even though it nagged me alittle bit
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743453257
Author:
Groom, Winston
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
People with mental disabilities
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
107-350
Publication Date:
20021001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in 7.315 oz

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Product details 256 pages Washington Square Press - English 9780743453257 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Part Candide, part Huck Finn and a whole lot of Andy Griffith, [Gump] makes his case in a voice all his own."
"Review" by , "A most gentle spirit, Forrest Gump should enter the annals of fiction as a great American hero."
"Review" by , "Zany, tongue-in-cheek, affectionate and wise."
"Review" by , "A delectable and unsparing comic treat."
"Review" by , "A wacky and funny nuthouse of a book."
"Review" by , "Broad satire with serious resonances...Gump's adventures are both hilarious and bawdy....This picaresque tale will set you guffawing."
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