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8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

One of the greatestv One of the greatest books ever

The book is amazing. It has a good story that will keep you glued to the book. Its not exactly like the movie but it has the same charaters and some of the same stuff but changed up a bit. If you want a good funny amazing book this it

posted by 9034190 on May 9, 2012

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A Story Of a Dummy

Forrest Gump is about a man named Forrest Gump, who isn¿t the sharpest tack in the box. He has one friend, Jenny Curran. The book stars out when they are younger and they get older through out the book. As they get older Forrest is always separated from Jenny and then t...
Forrest Gump is about a man named Forrest Gump, who isn¿t the sharpest tack in the box. He has one friend, Jenny Curran. The book stars out when they are younger and they get older through out the book. As they get older Forrest is always separated from Jenny and then they are joined again. First Forrest goes into the army and meets a new friend but he ends up getting shot. Then Forrest finds Jenny again. Jenny is now playing with a band called the Cracked Eggs, and Forrest joins them and he becomes a stoner. Now there is a rally going on outside the congress building that all the war veterans are throwing their Purple Hearts on the ground and Forrest throws his and he hits one of the congress men in the head and the cops think he did it on purpose and they arrest him. He has a bunch of test done on him at the jail/mental hospital. They deicide he can do two things, go to jail for ten years or he could go on a NASA space mission. He chooses the space trip. He gets there for training with the rest of his crew. They are a monkey named Sue, and some other lady. They have a girl monkey because they are nicer. When they are in space they realize that the monkey is a boy and that it is getting very mad and it makes the space ship come back to earth and they land in a village of cannibals. Now if I were to tell you any more about the book it would rune it. What I liked about the book went more in depth than the movie did. I didn¿t like how outlandish the things were in the book, like the space mission. That is what I have to say about the book Forrest Gump. I gave the book a three because it has a lot of things that wouldn¿t happen in real life, but it is still a some what a good book. That is why I like and dislike the book Forrest Gump.

posted by Anonymous on March 19, 2007

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2007

    A Story Of a Dummy

    Forrest Gump is about a man named Forrest Gump, who isn¿t the sharpest tack in the box. He has one friend, Jenny Curran. The book stars out when they are younger and they get older through out the book. As they get older Forrest is always separated from Jenny and then they are joined again. First Forrest goes into the army and meets a new friend but he ends up getting shot. Then Forrest finds Jenny again. Jenny is now playing with a band called the Cracked Eggs, and Forrest joins them and he becomes a stoner. Now there is a rally going on outside the congress building that all the war veterans are throwing their Purple Hearts on the ground and Forrest throws his and he hits one of the congress men in the head and the cops think he did it on purpose and they arrest him. He has a bunch of test done on him at the jail/mental hospital. They deicide he can do two things, go to jail for ten years or he could go on a NASA space mission. He chooses the space trip. He gets there for training with the rest of his crew. They are a monkey named Sue, and some other lady. They have a girl monkey because they are nicer. When they are in space they realize that the monkey is a boy and that it is getting very mad and it makes the space ship come back to earth and they land in a village of cannibals. Now if I were to tell you any more about the book it would rune it. What I liked about the book went more in depth than the movie did. I didn¿t like how outlandish the things were in the book, like the space mission. That is what I have to say about the book Forrest Gump. I gave the book a three because it has a lot of things that wouldn¿t happen in real life, but it is still a some what a good book. That is why I like and dislike the book Forrest Gump.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2013

    This was a comic odyssey that was vastly different it was from t

    This was a comic odyssey that was vastly different it was from the cinematic version. The book was far crazier. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2009

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    A Little Crazy..

    My librarian told me of this books existence - and being a lover of the movie, I bought it. I was generally disappointed. While it was an entertaining read, after a while, the book was pretty unrealistic. Its alright if your into crazy things, but if you're looking for something about real like - like the movie - then I wouldn't recommend this. But either way, it was still an entertaining read and Tom Hanks fits with the book just as well as the movie.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    Liked the movie better

    In this book ther's already a bunch mis-spellings thats probably why i only got the sample, my nickname is Forrest Gump and i wanna live my life just the way he did but this novel based on him just dissapointed me. For those of you that hav never watched the movie, watch it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2002

    Funny, Funny Book

    I thought this book was hilarious but was depressing to hear about all the things that have happened to him unexpectedly just because he doesn't know any better. Some parts of the book were funny but some got boring. I mean, seriously like 5 chapters about stranded somewhere with cannibals. YAWN! Most of it was ok. To read about his shrimp 'bidness' was very uplifting to hear that Forrest was finally suceeding. If you want a quick and funny read definetly pick this one up.

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