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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The movie does not mention Forrest’s being an idiot savantand sanitizes his sex life and the character’s profanity. Similar to Forrest, the Army decided to toss away Kranz by reducing his rank and sending him to Germany.

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It is the sequel to his novel Forrest Gumpand the Academy Award-winning film of the same forrset released inwith Tom Hanks. Forgive me if I, for one, reject the implied message that obeying orders and unquestioning obedience to authority pave the way gdoom success, in this, or in any decade. In the movie, it’s established that he has mental deficiencies, but that was the message of the film- that he still had a heart.

The title character retells adventures ranging from shrimp boating and ping pong championships, to thinking about his childhood love, as he bumbles his way through American history, with everything from ljbro Vietnam War to college football becoming part of the story. When that happens, I feel that a novel and movie can stand side by side and not detract from each other’s artistic contribution.

The book takes so many twists and turns, and it’s great to constantly be on your toes. Forrest Gump of the novel is not the “wide-eyed innocent” as he is portrayed by Tom Hanks. It turns out, the book has very little in common with the movie, and it really stands on its own as a unique story. 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.

The movie dinston missed out on the whole idiot savant thing, and really just dumbed the character down into just a straight up IDIOT with a big heart and strong legs.


The movie is forrrst good considering the fact that the book gup an abomination. View all 8 comments. Forrest starts harvesting oysters and builds it into a very successful business with the help of Forrest Jr. Forrest Gump Accolades. Forrest Gump has one heck of a story to tell — and you’ve got to read it to believe it Not Enabled Screen Reader: Before her final exit, we learn she has fulfilled her plot obligations by popping out a Forrest Junior, played all too convincingly by the nauseatingly cute personification of perky moppet-dom, Halie Joel Ozspawn.

Milkhead ” are arrested and put on trial. In the book, he’s seriously drawn as stupid. He does not know what he wants to do in life, but despite his low IQ, he is made out to be full of wisdom. When I started to read, I wasn’t disappointed. Both wonderful in their own unique way.

In my opinion the shining was a better movie compared to the book but that’s only because they couldn’t really commit to some of the outlandish set pieces. Editora Aleph October 6, Publication Date: The Chinamen is nice, too, an they is very different sorts of gooks from what I seen in Vietnam.

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When we is finally finished, Jenny jus lie there a while, an’ then she look at me an’ say, ‘Goddam Forrest, where have you been all my life?

To be fair, I think that the only scene in the book that I found out quite amusing was when Forrest hump into the Apollo Space Program, since that particular scene isn’t in the film adaptation, therefore I have nothing to compare to it.

I really recommend this book to everyone. I loved the movie. Ah, and the letter that Lt.

Second, the moviemakers have made a very canny calculation, figuring – apparently correctly – that since the solipsism and self-obsession of the Baby Boomers knows no bounds, one recipe for success is to pepper the movie with scenes guaranteed to manipulate a Boomer recognition response. In the book, they barely met for a few days on first grade and The title character retells adventures ranging from shrimp boating and ping pong championships, to thinking about his childhood love, as he bumbles his way through American history, with everything from the Vietnam War to college football becoming part of the story.

It is a light and easy read, and it’s just perfect to curl up with in this cold weather. After accidentally becoming the star of Fofrest of Alabama’s football team, Forrest wineton on to become a 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 around hi Meet Forrest Gump, the lovable, herculean, and surprisingly savvy hero of this remarkable comic odyssey. Forrest also meets an attractive blonde woman named Gretchen, who works in a beer hall.


But what it’s this crap?!!!

Before I say anything about the book, I have to tell you that I never saw the movie. Lists with This Book. View rgoom 9 comments. Born to a poor family, Forrest was ruthlessly bullied as a child for his behavior. I am pretty sure the writer or director of the movie read the book and said I could make a better movie.

He finds himself present in the events that shaped 20th centur While the film Forrest Gump is excellent I watch my VHS tape of it at least once a yearthe book is also a brilliant classic. Due to his size, Forrest is cast as Goliath in a daily reenactment of the famous fight, but he finds grlom work harmful as he is constantly hit with rocks from the guy who plays David, and who ” keeps muttering about Jodie Foster. The film grooom a devoted following but its far from forrdst faithful adaption of the source material and proves hollywood exploit writers given the chance.

Dan, who says his time ugmp come like all his ancestors who died in an American war. The New York Times review called the book’s humor tiresome and banal. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

It’s difficult not to love the dumb oaf by the end of the book, so I know I have to pick up copies of the sequel and movie soon to get my Forrest fix. He then works for NASA as an astronaut with a major and an orangutan, after he gets in trouble for participating in an anti-war protest in Washington.