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... show more
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....
Publish date: 1994
Publisher: Black Swan
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Forrest Gump (#1)
Forrest is indeed an idiot, but not the kind of an idiot none of us can relate to, but the kind of an idiot each and every single one of us can relate to in various different ways, for even though his IQ is very small, he's also a very brilliant man, who understands the true meaning of life and who ...
Przeczytałam, a raczej wymęczyłam tę książkę. Zupełnie nie dla mnie. Początek i wojna w Wietnamie totalnie mnie zniechęciły, ale jakoś dobrnęłam do końca, a dzieło liczy sobie, TYLKO! około 200stron. Na pewno nie będę do niej wracać. Właściwie cieszę się, że z nią skończyłam...
I had read this at least 5 years after the movie had come out, partly because a friend explained to me that the narrator was not, indeed, a person of relatively low intelligence, but actually just someone who was very deliberate and slow. I thought I might give it a chance and I was charmed appropri...
First off, if you've seen the movie forget that this book has the same title before you read it. While there are a few similarities they are very different works. This was written with a southern flair which I find difficult to portray in most cases. Thankfully this one came across as a success and ...
I really enjoyed this book. I did not like it quite as well as the movie, but that is not to say that it wasn't worth reading, because it totally was. It is a very funny book.