The World According to Garp
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The World According to Garp
John Irving
Literature
Jul 26, 2018
"In the world according to Garp, an evening could be hilarious and the next morning could be murderous,” we read at the end of the penultimate chapter of this teeming, tumultuous book. It’s an apt summary of what has come before. The story of the novelist T. S. Garp and his mother, Jenny Fields, of Garp’s wife and their sons, of the transsexual former football player who becomes something of a bodyguard to Jenny when her autobiography thrusts her into the feminist limelight, and of sundry individuals and families who cross the paths and hearts of those just mentioned, The World According to Garp starts out hard to believe, quickly becomes hard to put down, and remains forever hard to forget.
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Dec 2, 2018
Women may enjoy this story of househusband author more than the other sex.
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A great story
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Clever, brilliant writing, wonderful character development
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