Meet Forrest Gump, the lovable, hurculean, and surprisingly savy hero of this remarkable comic odyssey. After accidentally becoming the star of Univerity of Alabama's football team, Forrest goes on to become a Vietnam War hero, a worl-class Ping-Pong player, a villainous wrestler, and a business tycoon -- as he wonders with cildlike wisdome at the insanity all around him. In between misadentures, he manages to compare battle scars with Lyndon Johnson, discover the truth about Richard Nixon, and survive the ups and downs of remaining true to his only love, Jenny, on an extraordinary journey through three decades of the American cultural landscape. Forrest gump has one heck of a story to tell -- and you've got to read it to believe it....
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Rosenstern - LibraryThing
Run, Forrest! RUN! How many reviews of this book begin with that I wonder? It's a fun and funny book to read on a summer day when you're thinking of reasons to not go outside and face the giant orb of ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - datrappert - LibraryThing
Forrest Gump the novel is not quite as good as Forrest Gump the movie, but Groom deserves a lot more credit for both than some, including the screenwriter, seem willing to give him. Read full review