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The World According to Garp
The World According to Garp
Author: John Irving
This is the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields--a feminist leader ahead of her times. This is the life and death of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual extremes--even of sexual assassinations. It is a novel rich with "lunacy and sorrow"; yet the dark, violent events of the story do no...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780671835156
ISBN-10: 0671835157
Publication Date: 11/3/1979
Pages: 609
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4.2 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
From the moment of his unconventional conception, Garp's life is full of unusual events and characters. Through it all he maintains a zest for life and embraces it wholeheartedly, along with a strong love for his family. If you haven't read anything by John Irving, "The World According to Garp" is a great place to start
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I fell in love with the characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
A classic, I would put this on everyone's recommended reading list.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of my favorite books, one that I pick up time and time again to read. I even love opening it up to a random page and reading an excerpt once in a while. Irving creates a sprawling novel that starts with the story behind the conception of T.S. Garp and follows him to the end of his life, introducing quirky and unforgettable characters along the way. I've often compared this story to a warm, comforting blanket that takes you in and wraps you up from beginning to end. There's just too much that happens to try to summarize it all here.

Bottom Line: Definitely worth the read. If you like it, also check out "A Widow for One Year."
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This is a book that is hard to get into, but once sucked into Garp's world, you won't be sorry!
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