Book Reviews of Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
Author: Winston Groom
ISBN-13: 9780743453257
ISBN-10: 0743453255
Publication Date: 10/15/2002
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Such a wonderful story. Full of humor and fun also. Probably one of the best books out there!
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Great movie edition of the book. If you've seen it you need to read it.
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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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If you haven't read this, you need to. Humor mixed with philosophy.
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Very, very funny book. Even better than tha movie. I would highly recommend it.
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"Bein a idiot is no box of chocolates," but"at least I ain't led no hum-drum life,"says Forrest Gump, the lovable, suprisingly savvy hero of this wonderful comic novel. When the University of Alabama's football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, that's only the beginning! He flunks out-and goes on to be a Vietnam war hero, a world-class ping-pong player, a wrestler, and a business tycoon. He compares battle scars with Lyndon Johnson, discovers the truth andbout Richard Nixon, and suffers the ups and downs of true love. Now, Forrest Gump is telling all-in a madcap, screwball romp trough three decades of the American landscape. It's Gump's amazing travels..and you've got to read them to believe them.
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Better than the movie - book is well written and funny.
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The world will never be the same once you've seen it through the eyes of Forrest Gump.
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"Bein' an idiot is no box of chocolates." But this fun book, read by the author, is almost as good as chocolate.
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I think this is a really good book and I loved the movie too.
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I personally didn't like the book nearly as much as the movie. There were stories in here that weren't explored in the movie and just seem so far "out-there" it's hard to keep going.... for me! Forrest is an Astronaut, he lives with Jenny for quite some time - he's a wrestler! It's an interesting deviation, but not quite my style!
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Not quite like the movie, but it's fun to read
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Such a great story and so much more detail than the movie! If you liked the movie, then you will LOVE the book!
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Do yourslef a favor and read Forrest Gump. It may be the funniest Novel I have ever read.
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good read
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LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES......................................
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Life truelly is like a box of choclates.
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Exact copy of the movie. Laugh out loud reading.
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This book does have a small tear in the upper right corner & the bottom right corner does have a triangular cut. Other than that it is in perfect condition.