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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. This is the life and times of T. 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 riba This is the life and times of T. 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: Hardcoverpages.

Published April 1st by Ballantine Books first published ViennaAustria. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The World According to Garpplease sign up. My local library has this categorized as “Teen Fiction”. Would anyone who has read this book agree? Trying to decide what to say to them. Gretchen I question your librarian’s ability to library. Anyone know anything about Irving’s obsession with Vienna? He tends to write what he knows, therefore his novels often include …more John attended the Institute for European Studies in Vienna when he was young.

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See all 4 questions about The World According to Garp…. Lists with This Book. This book is one of my favorites. Because I like it so much, I’m not going to say much, except that it’s always worth reading, even if you have read it before. There’s a scene in this book it’s a revealed that a high-up publisher gives all his manuscripts to his cleaning lady, and she’s the one that tells him whether they’re worth publishing or not.

When he asks her why she read a particularly disturbing novel, she answers “To find out what happens next. That’s how damn people behave all the time.

I love John Irving in particular, partly because I’m always wondering what’s always going to happen next, and partly because, despite all the outrageousness of his characters, they behave the way real people behave.


Of course, I wouldn’t want to be a John Irving character,because terrible things are always happening to them. They’re orphaned, abandoned, stranded, confused or unhappily pregnant. They’re the victims of rape, car accidents, and infidelity. They’re a mess and Garp may get the worst lot of all but that’s why I like them. Some authors fade to black when things get gruesome, messy, or explicit, but John Irving never does and life never does.

Some authors use disasters or deaths or drama to end their novels, but John Irving understands that those things aren’t really closure, they don’t really end anything; they just force you to get up and continue, wounded or not.

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I could continue for a while, about John Irving, and why I love him, but as they said on Reading Rainbow, “Don’t take my word for it View all 6 comments. Jan 29, Roy rated it it was amazing. I’d say that “Lolita” and “Love in the Time of Cholera” are the two best written books I’ve ever read. Irving takes us on the path of T. Garp’s life from conception to death and I was enthralled every step of the way.

This book is full of humanity, full of both light and dark humor, and full of insight into the human condition. Irving took over from Charles Dickens and put his own unique spin on I’d say that “Lolita” and “Love in the Time of Cholera” are the two best written books I’ve ever read.

Irving took over from Charles Dickens and put his own unique spin on telling a tale and creating characters that stay with you. I’ll also add that while the movie based on it is less than a masterpiece not that it wasn’t a valiant effort to condense a lenghthy complex storyRobin Williams gave an admirable performance that showed he had a lot more range and substance as an actor than most people probably realized at the time, and John Lithgow was nothing short of glorious.

But this not a movie review, so let me conclude by stating that if you are a fan of masterful story telling and larger than life but still quite realistic characters, pick up this book. I’m jealous of everyone who gets to accomplish what I can do no longer – to read this wonderful book for the very first time.

Mar 18, Janene rated it it was ok Shelves: I had heard so much positive about this book I kept reading, I guess I got to the half way point and thought And put it down. View all 43 comments.

Apr 27, Elyse Walters rated it it was amazing. Oh My I think I need to read this again Maybe I was on drugs the first time I read it I didn’t do drugs –even during the volgns while living in Berkeley I was a straight arrow! Maybe that was my problem I must read this book again! I have my reasons –I’m leaving it at that! View all 17 comments. Right from the beginning, I saw that this was going to be one of Irving’s quirky masterpieces.


So many weird and crazy things were happened as we followed Garp and his mother, Jenny, but each quirky thing I encountered only made me fall in love with the book even more. His mother is a nurse who got pregnant wedeld very worrisome measures. The book is the story of Garp from beginning t 4. The book is the story of Garp from beginning to end, and it’s a story that takes you from Vienna to New Hampshire, from generation to generation.

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Like most of Irving’s other novels I loved this book so much! It plays with narratives interestingly as Garp is a writer, and we get to actually read excerpts of his writing quirky excerpts, I might add! It’s a story about feminism, loss and transsexuality as well as so many other things, and if you’re a fan of John Irving it’s a must-read! It deviates to a semibiography of a writer, from an incredible birth story involving a strictly asexual nurse and a vegetable memento from the war named Garp.

The name is onomatopoeia. She becomes an early figure of the feminist movement. The son, Garp, is a writer who becomes one to “conquer the girl. But wait a minute. This is like a distortion of a Rockwell American vvolgens, really. There are mutilations aplenty. Garp’s life is one of self-awareness and inflated-to-the-point-of-exploding superego. There are poetic golgens and wondrous threads of whimsy.

But though I must admit parts read like my all-time-fave “Confederacy of Dunces” keeping colloquialisms intact! But it IS a front runner in modern-day fiction Jan 20, Jr Bacdayan rated it really liked it.

This weredl my heart, then broke my heart a little more every time. Why did I continue? I always read through the pages no matter how upsetting because something better might happen, or gar else. The novel tells the birth, life, and death of T.

Garp, father, husband, son, writer, feminist, wrestler, and cook. His joys, his troubles, his weaknesses, his anxieties, all abound in the pages. There really is a sort of characteristic richness to American literature that separates their body of work from other countries, and there is no better writer who exemplifies this literary richness like John Irving. It is a dying form really, works of grand narratives and sweeping lifetimes.

But maybe in this dying field this book of fatalities called The World According to Garp is one of the best ever written. I know, it is quite unfair to generalize this as a book about deaths, quite hard to really pinpoint what the central theme is.

It mires itself in a whole range of issues from feminism, rape, sexuality, infidelity, and parenting to name a few. One of the more significant werwld to this novel is marriage. I have never forgiven nor tolerated infidelity. In my experience, I never forgave her.