Book :: The World According to Garp

The World According to Garp
By: John Irving
Pages: 609
Published: 1978
Genre(s): Humor
Adult Fiction
Award(s): National Book Award (1980)
Rating: (11)


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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 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 not undermine a comedy both ribald and robust. In...

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This book fucked with my mind.

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This book did not live up to its reviews

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An entertaining read. John Irving is a great writer!

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