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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. It is also the life and death of a ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.250

Not Irving's best, but still great

by courtneyinatlanta on Aug 26, 2010

Another great book by John Irving. It's not quite up to the caliber of The Cider House Rules or A Prayer for Owen Meany, but it's still a fantastic book that is partially autobiographical of Irving himself. A great read. More


Beware the Under Toad

by SeldomSeen on Sep 16, 2008

An intricate, intimate and, at times, tedious examination of the life of a young, anxious writer. Little is left to the imagination as Mr. Irving covers the entire life and career of T.S. Garp?from conception to last breath?going so far as to include short stories and chapter excerpts from the character ... More

by DT07 on Jul 21, 2008

This is one of my favorite books. It has amazing characterization and it will always be a classic. More


Cliches and Lust

by JenB on Apr 5, 2007

As I read on the beach, people would wander up and ask if I was enjoying the book. I had no real answer. Irving puts forth that it is a book about lust and he is right. Life can be described as a competition of lusts (there are beneficial lusts, afterall), but there was far too much sexual lust for ... More

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