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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Before being made into an Academy Award winning movie, the novel sold an estimated 30, copies. The author has a twisted sense of comedy- and not in the funny, Judd Apatow way. It is gumpp revealed to Forrest that he was going to be the fall guy as he signed the paperwork for all the shady deals.

Retrieved from ” https: Maybe that life should be lived at its fullest no matter what, and in the ends what matters is how much fun and adventure you had. Forrest Gump is one of those books that I’ve always wanted to read but worried that I’d seen the movie too many times to approach the story with fresh eyes.

If you’re easily offended, this book isn’t for you since this is I loved the movie with Tom Hanks, so thought the book would be excellent.

Write a customer review. But mostly all I found was garbage that didn’t need to be in the story, it served no purpose. Once again unemployed, Forrest sells encyclopedias door-to-doorworking for a questionable man known as “Slim.


Leaving them out of the movie really improved it. Amazingly, the running across the country does not occur in the book. He would make a few good friends, be helped by some kind-hearted people and of course, there was Sue, a male orangutan.

But I hardly doubt it. I give director Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Eric Roth huge credit for taking this halfway decent book and turning it into a fantastic movie. When I started to read, I wasn’t disappointed. McVicker, who lost his pig farm due to Forrest’s dung power accident and has moved to Alaska. Forrest Gump, by Winston Groom. I really liked the book as it was very satirical and light. October 6, Language: I’d recommend fortest book to fans of the movie and most literature fans despite the differences.

We are appraised of each of these events by Forrest’s droning voiceover. I think Wonston Gump -the novel- had a lot to do libo how much I’ve tried to be empathetic towards people as I’ve grown up. In addition, he was also described as being very forrsst and strong.

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The film has a devoted following but its far from a faithful adaption gumo the source material and gtoom hollywood exploit writers given the chance. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Mures Cristian Man ,you are too serious,in my opinion. Because ‘Forrest Gump’ is manipulative, outrageous, poorly characterized, and awkwardly written. A person can be a spasmo, colored, or many less savory names, but that’s just the best word he knows that fits.

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However, my experience with the book reached the realms of traumatic and awful repulsion. Archived from the original on October 22, I get it that the story is intended to be unbelievable and wacky, but still, the whole NASA astronaut section is just so over-the-top windton it sounds like the fantasies of a ten-year old.


He says that he “can think things pretty good”, but when he tries “sayin or writin them, it kinda come out like Jello”. You might reasonably ask what type Forrest Gump This review is as much a criticism of the movie as it is of the book, possibly more so, in that the book was not quite the crock of mawkish drivel that the movie was Gosh, where to begin?

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Forrest soon meets with a Marine colonel who recruits Forrest into a clandestine mission to Iran. Forrest escapes the fracas by jumping aboard a train in the grooom, which he rides out into the country. I loved the movie with Tom Hanks, so thought the book would be excellent.

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The author uses misspellings and grammatical errors to indicate his Southern accent, education, and cognitive disabilities. When that happens, I feel that a novel and movie can stand side by side and not detract from each other’s artistic contribution.

Both have their own charms. Sep 02, Julie rated it really liked it. Curiosity persuaded me to read it, but again sadly disappointed.