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The World According to Garp

The World According to Garp By John Irving The World According to Garp This is the life and times of T S Garp the bastard son of Jenny Fields a feminist leader ahead of her times This is the life and death of a famous mother and her almost famous son theirs is a world o

  • Title: The World According to Garp
  • Author: John Irving
  • ISBN: 9780345915597
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The World According to Garp By John Irving This is the life and times of T S Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields a feminist leader ahead of her times This is the life and death of a famous mother and her almost famous son theirs is a world of sexual extremes even of sexual assassinations It is a novel rich with lunacy and sorrow yet the dark, violent events of the story do not undermine a comedy both riThis is the life and times of T S Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields a feminist leader ahead of her times This is the life and death of a famous mother and her almost famous son theirs is a world of sexual extremes even of sexual assassinations It is a novel rich with lunacy and sorrow yet the dark, violent events of the story do not undermine a comedy both ribald and robust In than thirty languages, in than forty countries with than ten million copies in print this novel provides almost cheerful, even hilarious evidence of its famous last line In the world according to Garp, we are all terminal cases The World According to Garp is a comic and compassionate coming of age novel that established John Irving as one of the most imaginative writers of his generation A worldwide bestseller since its publication in 1978, Irving s classic is filled with stories inside stories about the life and times of T S Garp, novelist and bastard son of Jenny Fields a feminist leader ahead of her time Beyond that, The World According to Garp virtually defies synopsis From author s website john irving
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    1. Emily on said:

      This book is one of my favorites Because I like it so much, I m not going to say much, except that it s always worth reading, even if you have read it before.There s a scene in this book it s a revealed that a high up publisher gives all his manuscripts to his cleaning lady, and she s the one that tells him whether they re worth publishing or not When he asks her why she read a particularly disturbing novel, she answers To find out what happens next Later, she adds, A book s true when you can sa [...]

    2. Roy on said:

      I d say that Lolita and Love in the Time of Cholera are the two best written books I ve ever read But if I had to pick my all time favorite book I d probably go with The World According to Garp Irving takes us on the path of T.S Garp s life from conception to death and I was enthralled every step of the way This book is full of humanity, full of both light and dark humor, and full of insight into the human condition Irving took over from Charles Dickens and put his own unique spin on telling a t [...]

    3. Janene on said:

      I had heard so much positive about this bookat it was on my Books to Read Before I Die Well, I will die with having read 1 2 of it I kept reading, I guesse of how great it was supposed to be I meanJohn Irving I got to the half way point and thought Where is this going I then realized I really didn t care And put it down Page after page, I finally came to the realization there wasn t enough of a story plot to get me to turn another page So many bookso little time.

    4. Elyse on said:

      Oh My I think I need to read this againMaybe I was on drugs the first time I read it wait I didn t do drugs even during the 60 s while living in Berkeley I was a straight arrow Maybe that was my problemHelp.I must read this book again I have my reasons I m leaving it at that

    5. Helene Jeppesen on said:

      4.5 5 stars Right from the beginning, I saw that this was going to be one of Irving s quirky masterpieces So many weird and crazy things were happened as we followed Garp and his mother, Jenny, but each quirky thing I encountered only made me fall in love with the book even The World According to Garp is the story of Garp who got his ear bitten off by a dog as a child His mother is a nurse who got pregnant through very worrisome measures The book is the story of Garp from beginning to end, and [...]

    6. Jr Bacdayan on said:

      This broke my heart, then broke my heart a little every time Why did I continue Habit, I guess It s damn well written even if not really a dazzling ball of a time I always read through the pages no matter how upsetting because something better might happen, or something else I guess in this case it paid off because, if you re reading this, then I ve written a review I promised myself I m going to write something worthwhile, but honestly I feel like this won t live up to the sincerity, this ll p [...]

    7. Fabian on said:

      Indeed there are enough freaks and sufficient eccentricity here to make this a SUPER enjoyable read It lacks what the only other Irving novel I ve read so far, A Prayer for Owen Meany, has plenty of melancholia It deviates to a semibiography of a writer, from an incredible birth story involving a strictly asexual nurse and a vegetable memento from the war named Garp The name is onomatopoeia She becomes an early figure of the feminist movement Hilarity ensuesThe son, Garp, is a writer who becomes [...]

    8. Agnieszka on said:

      I heard about this book for the first time in early eighties this was a specific time in Poland I ignored it completely escaping into music and books.Catch 22,Birdy,One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest, World according to Garp Those are some examples from my reading list from that period And I think one does not have to be too much insightful to see the common denominator for these readings.World according to Garp, the most known Irving s novel narrates about this strange thing called life We ve got [...]

    9. Edward Lorn on said:

      Book 4 in my John Irving Challenge, and the best one yet.The idea that men and women are equal seems to me a basic truth What sets us apart, medically, is our reproductive organs Yes, you can have gender reassignment surgery, but a person born a man cannot carry a child conceived using one of that man s eggs because he doesn t produce eggs Science has a long way to go on that advancement, if anyone is even working on it Likewise, no person born a woman is out there fertilizing an egg with her se [...]

    10. Mike on said:

      Dull, dull, dull Boring people doing boring things Even the sex is boring.I ve spent some time wondering whether everyone is so boring because it s the world according to Garp, and Garp himself is boring The novel is cleverly structured it could be a literary theorist s wet dream Garp himself is a novelist, and shards of his work appear throughout this novel, including the third chapter of his third novel, The World According to Bensenhaver Excuse me if I got the name wrong Both start with rape [...]

    11. Vanessa on said:

      Right from the opening chapter a lot of talk of masturbation and inappropriate erections.what was I getting into The world that Garp inhabits is a strange wonderful world full of rich peculiar characters and absurd situations The I delved the I was enticed by the world of Garp I loved parts of this than others but what I loved I really loved What kind of man is John Irving to write such an interesting book and character with such groundbreaking issues This book really has so much to offer Gar [...]

    12. Jacob on said:

      August 2008Quite possibly my favorite book Irving is a master here it s a brilliant story, and it feels like a life than a novel the life of T.S Garp, not just a novel about him Garp s world seem so true, even if, like The Hotel New Hampshire another favorite , the story departs from a historical setting WWII and later postwar America and Europe and goes on to forge a unique, magical and entirely believable history of its own Not many novels and not many writers can really do that.

    13. Megha on said:

      Mind you, it s awfully well written , Wolf had said, but it s still, somehow, soap opera it s too much, somehow Garp had sighed Life, Garp had said, is too much, somehow Life is an X rated soap opera, John, Garp had said.The world according to Garp is very much like a soap opera, full of situations and incidents that we don t usually see in real life The world around Garp is full of craziness and absurdity Many a times Irving stops just short of being unrealistic While many of his stories are fa [...]

    14. Jackie on said:

      I had heard great things about this book It deals a lot with feminism, parental paranoia, and the challenges of career ambitions I kept assuming this book was on the brink of something totally earth shattering, so I kept turning the pages, and it never came.

    15. Blair on said:

      The World According to Garp was recommended to me at university by a friend, back in the olden days when there were not even any smart phones, can you believe it Anyway, I started reading this masterpiece one sunny day, and by the end of the next sunny day I d finished it, satisfied in the knowledge that I had just completed a book that deserves the accolade of masterpiece Did I tell you I like this book Irving s work is nothing short of genius, and one of my three favourite books ever the other [...]

    16. Brendon Schrodinger on said:

      While a large portion of bibliophiles read and adoredThe World According To Garp during their adolescence, I was too busy reading of apocalypses brought on by green meteorites, three pronged killer plants and the bomb Reading it now I understand the attraction that it may have had to a teenager, but I question what a teenager would have taken away from it Because I know that I am questioning what I have taken away from this book at my age, and I even question the motives and the meaning of this [...]

    17. Ali on said:

      This was written in 2011, and is not representative of my current output on here Please forgive me view spoiler 5.0.Though lately my luck has been changing for the better, it is still exceedingly rare that a book, complete with a good story and well thought out characters to whom I can relate, is anything than, well, just that A good story that was intellectually stimulating and fun to read, but which has not changed me in any fundamental way, or given me any insight into the human condition th [...]

    18. Greg Zink on said:

      When I first started my plan to read all the classics, I didn t have any rules for allowing myself to quit partway through As a result, I endured the entire 400 pages of this book, thinking all along how I didn t really care for it Perhaps inspired by that experience, I now allow myself to give up if I m at least 100 pages in, which would have improved my Garp experience.The first sign I should have seen that this wasn t going to be a good book was that it is semi autobiographical about the auth [...]

    19. Holly on said:

      I think I may be too young for this book I ve done that a few times read a book, then later realized that I just wasn t old enough for it Take Kerouac s On the Road, for instance I read it in 7th grade and thought it was dumb Of course Everything is still black and white then drugs are bad, you shouldn t like bad people, and I m going to be ___________ when I grow up However, re reading it near the end of college, with no idea what in the hell I m going to do and a bit of an understanding of dr [...]

    20. mary on said:

      i have an ongoing love affair with john irving, and it all started with this book i read it for the first time when i was a tad too young, and it has had a freakishly large impact on me it is not necessarily grand or epic in any sense, and the story is ridiculous and morbid and almost fantastical with its excessive insanity now, i want to look at it with a condescending and adultlike detachment, believing life has a much higher purpose than wading through the soap opera depicted here but what i [...]

    21. K.D. Absolutely on said:

      Masterful storytelling Definitely a page turner My first time to read a book by John Irving born in 1942 and I am quite impressed Well, had I read this five years ago, I would have rated this with 5 stars It is well written, full of interesting themes foremost is feminism , memorable characters and events Funny and tragic at the same time Many images will stay in your mind after finally closing the book However, it felt too much that in the end, it seemed whoa, can this happen in real life Irvin [...]

    22. BAM The Bibliomaniac on said:

      I can t finish this book I m really bothered by a character ummm trait Habit Depravity

    23. Scribble Orca on said:

      Recently this Very Cool GR Friend the kind of guy you want to have around you in a fight as in ninja fast kapow cool and I were chatting I d like to share with you his thoughts VCF other of my favorite authors, John Irving, has built his whole career on writing about characters who have gone through highly similar experiences to his own Almost every one of his books has a relationship between the main character usually a young man, either late teens to early twenties at the start of the book and [...]

    24. Glen on said:

      Prior to reading this book, I had only read half of one novel by John Irving I m not going to mention the title here because I don t think it s quite fair to speak ill of a book which I didn t even finish, but suffice to say that I had no immediate plans to read another half of any of his work That changed though when a friend talked me into taking The World According to Garp on a trip that I was planning I thought the book was fantastic, and since I have no life I m going to spend Friday night [...]

    25. Lucrezia on said:

      Premetto che in questa recensione sar di parte , sto parlando di uno dei miei scrittori preferiti, lo scrittore che ha scritto uno dei libri che io abbia pi riletto in assoluto , un libro che ha stravolto totalmente il mio modo di vedereMa adesso passiamo ad Il mondo secondo Garp.Il mondo secondo Garp il terzo Irving che leggo ,dopo le regole della casa del Sidro mio grande a e Hotel New Hampshire , e sapevo gi pi o meno cosa aspettarmi, una prosa meravigliosa , scorrevole ,eppure accurata, c ch [...]

    26. Mairita (Marii grāmatplaukts) on said:

      Man iet, ka rvingam ir izdevies tas, ko vi pied v Garpa spalvai Rakstnieka darbs ir izt loties visu tik personiski, ka liter rs sacer jums k st tikpat dz vs k m su personisk s atmi as Tik sasod ti patiess rom ns Un tik fantastiski tra ikomiskas epizodes.Piln atsauksme gramatas.wordpress 2017 0

    27. Noce on said:

      Il lettore prima di tuttoNon so se capita anche a voi, ma ogni tanto mi succede di leggere involontariamente una sequenza di libri, legati da qualcosa, una tematica, una situazione, un oggetto, che ricorre senza che io lo possa anticipatamente sapere, in tutte le storie Ad esempio, negli ultimi tempi, ho letto diversi libri, e a distanza ravvicinata, dove un ruolo decisamente significativo viene ricoperto da un cane Ne La porta della Szab , c il cane Viola Nel libro di Fante, A Ovest di Roma c i [...]

    28. Seth on said:

      I went through an extended period in my life where I re read this book every year 1 It s a very fun read.You can read it as a character study, watching how Garp changes as he ages and his responsibilities mature You can read it as an analysis of the writer s experience the bits about Garp s writing and especially the chapter of Garps book The World According to Benzenhurt are excellent You can read it as being about his relationships, primarily with women his mother, his wife Helen, his transgen [...]

    29. Teresa Proença on said:

      Sempre soube que a procura da perfei o um h bito letal No Estranho Mundo de Garp h de tudo um pouco escritores, feministas loucas, m es solteiras, transexuais, enfermeiras, ursos ciclistas,Um mundo surreal de gente exc ntrica e alucinante que ama, odeia, trai, mutila, mata, morre,Epis dios delirantes, divertidos e dram ticos, narrados com tal arte que, muitas vezes, chorei do que devia rir e ri do que devia chorar Uma saga familiar que, segundo John Irving, trata do medo dos pais de perder os fi [...]

    30. Greg on said:

      Blah, why this people love this book is beyond me Maybe in the same way I find Seth s protagonist in It s a Good Life, to be enduring while it s easy to see him being pretty repulsive people can find this self absorbed character to be similarly enduring Maybe it s a generational thing Maybe Garp should have bought an AK 47 during this novel and gone and shot Rabbit and then turned the gun on himself Maybe though just thinking of the book as the World According to Fart is enough.

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