Books & Comics

#DailyBookQuote 19Oct13 : Winston Groom’s Forest Gump

#DailyBookQuote : 19th October 2013

Winston Groom

–          Winston Groom (January 1, 1943)

–          Winston Groom’s Forest Gump

Meet Forrest Gump, the lovable, herculean, and surprisingly savvy hero of this remarkable comic odyssey. After accidentally becoming the star of University of Alabama‘s football team, Forrest goes on to become a Vietnam War hero, a world-class Ping-Pong player, a villainous wrestler, and a business tycoon — as he wonders with childlike wisdom at the insanity all around him. In between misadventures, 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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