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Publisher Description

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THE NOVEL THAT INSPIRED THE 1994 OSCAR-WINNING FILM STARRING TOM HANKS AND SALLY FIELD.

'Bein' an idiot is no box of chocolates' Forrest Gump

Laugh, cry, stand up and cheer: Forrest Gump is everyman's story, everyman's dream. A wonderfully warm, savagely barbed, and hilariously funny 'tale told by an idiot', from the razor-sharp pen of a contemporary wizard.

No one is spared and everyone is included. If you've ever felt lacking, left out, put upon – or just wanted to have a rollicking good time – this book is for you. At 6'6", 240 pounds, Forrest Gump is a difficult man to ignore, so follow Forrest from the football dynasties of Bear Bryant to the Vietnam War, from encounters with Presidents Johnson and Nixon to powwows with Chairman Mao. Go with Forrest to Harvard University, to a Hollywood movie set, on a professional wrestling tour, and into space on the oddest NASA mission ever.

Forrest Gump lives! Thank heavens!
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GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
May 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Transworld
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Losinx ,

If only it was based on a true story.

I did not know that the film was based on a book, but the old adage of the book being better than the film certainly holds up.

An engaging first person narrative, Forrest Gump - despite it's unbelievable tales and unlikely protagonist - draws you into a world where you sometimes want to check an online encyclopaedia just to see whether one man hasn't actually done all the deeds mentioned in this thin but enthralling tome. You don't check of course, as you know you'll be disappointed to discover proof that it's fiction.

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