Book Reviews of The World According to Garp

The World According to Garp
The World According to Garp
Author: John Irving
ISBN-13: 9780345366764
ISBN-10: 034536676X
Publication Date: 11/3/1990
Pages: 624
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 258 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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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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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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Not nearly as good as A Prayer For Owen Meany or Cider House Rules. Dragged on and on, got really good at the very end. Disappointed.
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OUTSTANDING!
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So wacky you won't be able to put it down.
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I think John Irving is a bit of an acquired taste, or either you like him or hate him, but Garp is one of his best books.
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I actually never read this book - I tried but couldn't get into it. I have many friends though for whom this is their favorite book. I'm hoping someone else will fall in love with it!
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I don't know what the big fuss was about with this book. I love John Irving's books but I feel this is not his best. However, if you enjoy stories about war and about people who are all crazy, you might like it.
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I read this many years ago and purchased it again to re-read it remembering that it was very good.
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