The World According to Garp

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Ballantine Books, 1996 - Fiction - 609 pages
625 Reviews
20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION
with a new Afterword from the author



The New York Times bestseller



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 ribald and robust.  In more than thirty languages, in more than
forty countries--with more 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."

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It lends insight in to his writing the other ones. - weRead
Ending up devouring 200 pages in one day to finish it. - weRead
Irving is such a good character author; amazing plot. - weRead
John Irving is a wonderful writer. - weRead
loved it, but sad ending - weRead
Writing teachers could not stop talking about it. - weRead

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I had heard so much positive about this book...that it was on my 'Books to Read Before I Die'...list. Well, I will die with having read 1/2 of it. I kept reading, I guess...because of how great it was ... Read full review

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This is the second novel that I've read by Irving, and he is quickly turning into one of my favorite authors. Originally I felt that it was a bit of a cop-out to have a main character who was a writer ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

John Irving has been nominated for a National Book Award three times–winning once, in 1980, for the novel The World According to Garp. A Prayer for Owen Meany was published in 1989. In 1992, Mr. Irving was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Oklahoma. In 2000, he won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules–a film with seven Academy Award nominations.


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