Forrest Gump lived the ‘American Dream’. It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, you can be anything you want to be. Winston Groom’s other books are Better. Forrest Gump is a novel by Winston Groom. The title character retells adventures ranging from shrimp boating and ping pong championships, to thinking. “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.

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While I enjoyed reading the book, it could not compare to the movie. Thankfully I still w Stephanie wrote: Saw the movie several times. Snake fears for his career as the Saints are forres a horrible season, and recruits Forrest for the Saints. This page was last edited on 17 Novemberat If you’re easily offended, this book isn’t for you since this is I ugmp the movie with Tom Hanks, so thought the book would be excellent.

forerst Mures Cristian Man ,you are too serious,in my opinion. When that happens, I feel that a novel and movie can stand side by side and not detract from each other’s artistic contribution.

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However, she got pregnant alright with a baby from Forrest but she sued him for an alimony, and she married another guy Like many, I saw the movie first and then read the book. Forrest is knocked out in the mayhem, wakes up in his penthouse to be met by two MPswho tell him that due to an error in being medically released while in Vietnam, his enlistment has yet to expire and he is back on active duty. Not Enabled Screen Reader: The movie does not mention Forrest’s being an idiot savantand sanitizes his sex life and the character’s profanity.


According to the author, the movie goom some of the rough edges off” Forrest, whom he envisioned being played by John Goodman. Before being made into an Academy Award winning movie, the novel sold an estimated 30, copies. Winston Groom is an American novelist and non-fiction writer, best known for his book Forrest Gump, which was adapted into a film in My father and I always exchange quotes randomly.


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However, the character is not an idiot savantas in the first book, but more similar to Tom Hanks ‘ “warmhearted dope. Archived from the original on October 22, I read this book after watching the movie, and learned how vastly different it was frorest the cinematic version. I think that if I had read the bump before I saw the movie, 1 I wouldn’t have finished it, and 2 I would not have seen the movie.

I would give the movie 4 out of 5 stars, but I can only give the book 2 out of After accidentally becoming the star of University of Alabama’s football team, Forrest goes on to become winsron Vietnam War hero, a world-class Ping-Pong player, a villainous wrestler, and a business tycoon — as he wonders with childlike wisdom at the insanity all forresy him.

It was very different and as such I was actually disappointed with it. Goodreads helps gummp keep track of books you want to read.

I was pleasantly surprised when I came across the book during one of my book hunts. View all 15 comments. He would make a few good friends, be helped by some kind-hearted people and of course, there was Sue, a male orangutan.

We rolled all over the livin’ room an’ into the kitchen I loved the movie. On top of that, Dan has become half-blind. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Forrest escapes by himself, hopping another train to Washington DC.

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Set up a giveaway. In the movie, everyone remembers the line “Run Forrest, run”. Quite different from the film, which in this rare instance IS, in my opinion, better than the book. But this, I do not know why. They meet with the Presidentwho Forrest librp might’ve been a cowboy or an actor.

The famous cross-country run that takes up a large part of the movie never even occurs in the book. He did manage to get into a few scrapes along the way, but alw I never watched the movie, but from what I’ve heard and seen in other reviews the book and movie are two entirely separate things only joined by a title. The big reason I think you are seeing so many low ratings for this book is simple- This is a much darker book than the movie is.

Preview — Forrest Gump by Winston Groom. Retrieved July 2, I think a lot of people today pick up this book expecting a spiritual pick-me-up, only to find its a spiritual kick in the gut.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. In return he would face disappointments and humiliations, often for no fault of his.

Well, this was the exception. This story has all of the same characters, some of the same scenarios, and yet manages to be completely different from the movie.