Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

A Novel

eBook - 2012 | 1st Vintage Books ed.
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In the 1960s, Forrest Gump, a pleasant and obedient son with low intelligence, joins the army, returns from Vietnam famous for his heroics, and makes millions on a Louisiana shrimp boat while steadfastly loving a girl from his childhood.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2012.
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
ISBN: 9780307947406
Characteristics: 1 online resource (240 p.)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive


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Aug 04, 2018

This is an awesome book. I enjoyed comparing it to the movie.

Jan 19, 2016

The book is horrible! It is very different than the movie. If this book would've ever filmed, it would not be in the same category as "Drake and Josh", yes, that's how bad it is that even Drake and Josh are making more sense than that novel. The book is full of sexism, racism, ethnocentrism, and ableism. After reading one of the chapters I flipped the book over and looked at the author's picture asking myself if this guy ever had experience of sex with a woman, seems like he doesn't know stuff he is writing about. Anyway, run reader, run from this book.

wptlzkwjd Jan 06, 2014

The book was well-written in the voice of Gump and his Southern accent. It was definitely a lot different than the movie which made more logical sense than the book did but a fun read nonetheless.

Aug 08, 2013

If you're thinking of reading the book, don't. I can honestly say the movie is better. Plus, the book's narrator (Forrest Gump) has annoyingly bad grammar and miss-spells everything!

fella Aug 12, 2012

I liked the movie better because a lot of things happened different but the book was funnier

Dec 22, 2010

Different from the movie in significant ways, and not at all what I expected. Forrest is not as likeable as Tom Hanks in the movie; however, the book is still engaging and fun to read.

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Mar 09, 2014

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