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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.
Published: VintageAnchor an imprint of Random House Publishing Group on Feb 21, 2012
ISBN: 9780307947406
List price: $11.99
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I recommend this book, because this is a very fun story. I like Forrest's character and his best friend , Sue , is an ape. Sue is really cute. Forrests met many person, for example, the president. This is the interesting points,too. I heard by my father this book has maked movie. So I want to see that.read more
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If I hadn't seen the movie first, I believe I would have liked the book a lot more. It's interesting to compare what was changed between the screen adaptation and the book. A fun, quick, light read.read more
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This is a warm and funny story about a good-hearted young man from Alabama-Forrest Gump.This story 's main character ,Forrest Gump 's is very excting!!!He becomes a footballer,a soldier and goes into space.He usually tried hard whenever he faced some problems.I am very moved.read more
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I recommend this book, because this is a very fun story. I like Forrest's character and his best friend , Sue , is an ape. Sue is really cute. Forrests met many person, for example, the president. This is the interesting points,too. I heard by my father this book has maked movie. So I want to see that.
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If I hadn't seen the movie first, I believe I would have liked the book a lot more. It's interesting to compare what was changed between the screen adaptation and the book. A fun, quick, light read.
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This is a warm and funny story about a good-hearted young man from Alabama-Forrest Gump.This story 's main character ,Forrest Gump 's is very excting!!!He becomes a footballer,a soldier and goes into space.He usually tried hard whenever he faced some problems.I am very moved.
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I had known the title of this book before I started to read the book because this movie was made into a movie. I can learn the real meaning of "idiot" from this story. The word doesn't means a person whose grade is bad. It really means a person who can't get something he/she wants most.
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Ugh! One of the rare moments when the film was actually so much better than the book! Forrest is not nearly so loveable in this telling.
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I first read this book back when it came out back in 1986 and have re-read it several times since. I always said they should make a movie out of it, and when they did I was very excited...until I saw it. Movie adaptations are almost always inferior to their source material, so I won't belabor the "book vs. movie" argument. So, moving on...Like Mark Twain via Voltaire, the book is essentially a very funny satirical adventure, borrowing the structure of Candide, lampooning the modern world as seen through the eyes of an "idiot." It's politically incorrect and laugh-out-loud funny. My first-edition copy is still a prized possession.
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