Forrest Gump by Winston GroomForrest Gump by Winston Groom

Forrest Gump

byWinston Groom

Paperback | February 21, 2012

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The modern classic that inspired the beloved movie starring Tom Hanks.

Six foot six, 242 pounds, and possessed of a scant IQ of 70, Forrest Gump is the lovable, surprisingly savvy hero of this classic comic tale. His early life may seem inauspicious, but when the University of Alabama’s football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, it sets him on an unbelievable path that will transform him from Vietnam hero to world-class Ping-Pong player, from wrestler to entrepreneur. With a voice all his own, Forrest is telling all in a madcap romp through three decades of American history.
Winston Groom is the author of twenty previous books, including Forrest Gump, Conversations with the Enemy (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Shiloh 1862, and The Generals. He served in Vietnam with the Fourth Infantry Division and lives in Point Clear, Alabama.
Title:Forrest GumpFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.97 × 5.17 × 0.7 inPublished:February 21, 2012Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307947394

ISBN - 13:9780307947390

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not The Movie Some movies are very similar, if not exact to the book. This one was far from the movie. I did not like this as much as I thought I would. However it might have to do with my unending love for the movie.
Date published: 2017-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good A tad different from the movie, but in good ways. Forrest's story is just as sad and funny.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I love this book and the sequel. I have read both multiple times.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring, Hilarious... I loved reading this. Even more than the movie, and I LOVE the movie. It is beautiful in every way with Forrest just being a regular person, with regular feelings, and regular thoughts. Paired with amazing adventures.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very inspiring, and has to be my favourite book this is an extraordinary book written by and extraordinary person. so glad i give this a chance! this book shows us that no matter who you are or how smart you happen to be, you really can do anything. fate has a way of playing with us doesn't it? i believe  all of our journeys in life are decided by fate. this book proves exactly that. 
Date published: 2013-12-30

Editorial Reviews

“Part Candide, part Huck Finn . . . [Gump] makes his case in a voice all his own.” —Los Angeles Times  “As much fun as a box of chocolates, but far less fattening.” —Pittsburgh Press   “A delectable and unsparing comic treat.” —Tom McGuane, author of Driving on the Rim   “As Gump proceeds through life … the reader is treated to a wondrous view of the world.” —Chicago Tribune   “Zany, tongue-in-cheek, affectionate and wise.” —The Anniston Star   “Has many pleasures to offer.” —The New York Times “A most gentle spirit, Forrest Gump should enter the annals of fiction as a great American hero.” —The Ocala Star-Banner