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  • Published: 31 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448169719
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240
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Forrest Gump




THE NOVEL THAT INSPIRED THE 1994 OSCAR-WINNING FILM STARRING TOM HANKS.

DISCOVER THE NOVEL THAT INSPIRED THE CLASSIC FILMIt's Forrest Gump as you've never seen him before, but just as lovable as ever. At 6'6", 240 pounds, Forrest Gump is a difficult man to ignore, so follow Forrest from the football dynasties of Bear Bryant to the Vietnam War, from encounters with Presidents Johnson and Nixon to powwows with Chairman Mao. Go with Forrest to Harvard University, to a Hollywood movie set, on a professional wrestling tour, and into space on the oddest NASA mission ever.

The wonderfully warm, savagely barbed, and hilariously funny novel that inspired the 1994 Oscar-winning film starring Tom Hanks. 'Rollicking, bawdy' People'Superbly controlled satire' Washington Post'Joyously madcap' Publishers Weekly

  • Published: 31 May 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448169719
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240
Categories:

About the author

Winston Groom

Winston Groom, author of nine books, wrote the acclaimed Vietnam War novel Better Times Than These, the prize-winning As Summers Die, and co-authored Conversations with the Enemy, which was nominated for a 1984 Pulitzer Prize. He is also the author of the No.1 New York Times bestsellers Forrest Gump and Gumpisms: The Wit and Wisdom of Forrest Gump. Mr Groom's Shrouds of Glory, an account of Confederate General John Bell Hood's decisive actions in the last great campaign of the US Civil War, was published in April, 1995. He lives in New York City and Point Clear, Alabama.

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Praise for Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump is line bred out of Voltaire and Huck Finn; its humour is wild and coarse, a satire right on the money. It is not the less honest for being so funny, for bringing the woebegone archangels of our culture and history to judgement. Anyone who doesn't read this book deserves to spend the winter in North Dakota

Jim Harrison

A superbly controlled satire

The Washington Post

Rollicking, bawdy... A good time... Poking fun at everything

People

Winston Groom has created the ideal citizen for the modern world - a perfect idiot

P.J. O'Rourke

Joyously madcap

Publishers Weekly

Part Candide, part Huck Finn and a whole lot of Andy Griffith, [Gump] makes his case in a voice all his own

Los Angeles Times

Has many pleasures to offer

New York Times

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