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The Memory of Running

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  • Posted January 31, 2010

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    This Book Reminds Me of Forrest Gump

    This book was lackluster at best. McLarty's writing style was choppy and it was a bit dull at times. It really took me a lot to get through this book. This book felt like it was solely based on the movie Forrest Gump. This story is about Smithson "Smithy" Ide, a middle aged alcoholic with no friends, and a dead end job at the SEAL Sam factory. The story continues, and i appears to be his crazed, schizophrenic sister, (You never really find out that she's schizoprhenic.) In the beginning both of his parents pass away, the result of a car accident when going home after a camping trip. It is then, when Smithy is going through his father's affects, does he find the whereabouts of his missing,theoretically schizophrenic, sister. It plateaus through the entire book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2005

    Run and find a better book

    The only reason I bought this novel Is because Stephen King Is raving about how great It is. Well that accident Mr. King had years ago destroyed his creativity because I haven't enjoyed anything he's written since!!!! 'Memory of Running' Is the first book I've read in years that I had to MAKE myself finish reading...and what a chore it was! Most of the time I didn't know what was real and what Ide was seeing in his head??? And honestly I could care less! The whole Bethany thing was just depressing and confusing. All in all a terrible read for me and a waste of my time. Stephen King...maybe It's time to retire?!?

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