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The World According to Garp - John Irving
The World According to Garp
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This is the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields, a feminist leader ahead of her time. 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,... show more
This is the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields, a feminist leader ahead of her time. 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 not undermine a comedy both ribald and robust. In more than thirty languages, in more than forty countries–with more than ten million copies in print–this novel provides almost cheerful, even hilarious evidence of its famous last line: “In the world according to Garp, we are all terminal cases.”
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345418012 (0345418018)
ASIN: 345418018
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
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5.0 A Review of THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP
Book #4 in my John Irving Challenge, and the best one yet.The idea that men and women are equal seems to me a basic truth. What sets us apart, medically, is our reproductive organs. Yes, you can have gender reassignment surgery, but a person born a man cannot carry a child conceived using one of tha...
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4.0 The World According to Garp
I had just finished reading A Confederacy of Dunces and I was looking for another classic to read, but my to-read list is longer than my lifespan. I needed help narrowing down my options, so I asked a librarian friend for recommendations because I knew he had read a lot of classics. This was one of...
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5.0 The Under Toad of The World According to Garp
Irving writes LONG books but fantastic LONG books. Spending the time to glide through the pages is worth every word. What is the book about? Really?!? Do I need to go into this? Read the blurb. Just know that the book is excellent and everyone should read it. How clever is "The Under Toad"? The ...
Book Candy
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5.0 The World According to Garp
Irving writes LONG books but fantastic LONG books. Spending the time to glide through the pages is worth every word. What is the book about? Really?!? Do I need to go into this? Read the blurb. Just know that the book is excellent and everyone should read it. How clever is "The Under Toad"? The cut...
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