Gump and Co.

Gump and Co Forrest Gump captured our hearts in the New York Times bestselling novel Forrest Gump and in the blockbuster film winner of six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor Now he returns
  • Title: Gump and Co.
  • Author: Winston Groom
  • ISBN: 9780671522643
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gump and Co.
    Forrest Gump captured our hearts in the 1 New York Times bestselling novel Forrest Gump , and in the blockbuster film, winner of six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor Now he returns in the long awaited sequel to the book hailed by Larry King as the funniest novel I have ever read A little older, and wiser in his unique way, Forrest is still runningForrest Gump captured our hearts in the 1 New York Times bestselling novel Forrest Gump , and in the blockbuster film, winner of six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor Now he returns in the long awaited sequel to the book hailed by Larry King as the funniest novel I have ever read A little older, and wiser in his unique way, Forrest is still running this time straight into the age of greed and instant gratification known as the 1980s Whenever I really get stumped, I go visit Jenny s grave She tells me she s always rooting for me The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co has gone bust and now Forrest is flat broke, sweeping floors in a New Orleans strip joint, when a fresh opportunity to play championship football puts him back in the limelight and in the money But fate turns fickle again, and he s soon out on the road selling phony encyclopedias and trying to raise his son, little Forrest, who needs his father than ever Forrest s remarkable, touching, and utterly comic odyssey has just begun in store for him is an explosive attempt at hog farming his own dubious recipe for adding life to New Coke an encounter with Oliver North of the Iran Contra affair and a chance yet again to unwittingly twist the nose of history.
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  • Winston Groom

    Winston Groom is an American novelist and non fiction writer, best known for his book Forrest Gump, which was adapted into a film in 1994 Groom was born in Washington, D.C but grew up in Mobile, Alabama where he attended University Military School now known as UMS Wright Preparatory School He attended the University of Alabama, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta and the Army ROTC, and graduated in 1965 He served in the Army from 1965 to 1969, including a tour in Vietnam Groom devotes his time to writing history books about American wars Recently he has lived in Point Clear, Alabama, and Long Island, New York.

  • 522 Comments

  • Forrest Gump the movie is one of my favourite things in the world and I picked up this book expecting the same quirky humor and heartwarming feeling I get every time I see Tom Hanks playing this lovable character This book was anything but those things It really pisses me off when you can just tell from a book that the writer didn t really want to write it and only did it for the money Gump and Co is one of those books, using the same predictable tropes again and again and not really having any [...]


  • While I never read the Forrest Gump novel, I heard this sequel picked up at the end of the movie and continued on from there being as it s one of my favorite movies, I thought this was the perfect way to continue on with the characters and admittedly, I was curious to know how he fared parenting However, after reading it, I wish I could go back and unsee what I ve seen in this book Instead of making me enjoy the characters I loved so much, I found myself annoyed with them, their charm slowly wea [...]


  • Basically, everything enjoyable about the novel Forrest Gump is missing in the sequel I can t tell if it was a cheap attempt to cash in on the movie s success being it was written a couple years later or if the first one was lightening in a bottle Whereas in the first novel, Gump finds himself being in the right place at the right time and usually comes out the better for it, in the sequel everything goes the opposite I can t imagine how he doesn t just kill himself, considering how every single [...]


  • Gump Co is another thoroughly entertaining book There is one note though, this book is not a continuation of the book Forrest Gump , it was written after the movie s success and it actually continues the storyline from the movie, not the original novel.If you liked the movie read Gump and Co after watching the movie If you liked both the movie and Gump and Co then read Forrest Gump and view it as just an alternative life for the character Forrest Gump.Forrest Gump is a great character and all th [...]


  • I thought this book sounded amazing, but unfortunately it didn t hold a candle to the original novel before it, or the film adaptation It s not a terrible sequel, but I think it could ve been than it was.


  • libro genial, pero realmente, muy cruel si se han visto las pel culas sabr n que la historia que nos ha cautivado a todos, Forrest gump, es completamente diferente que en los libros R es, pero este libro no es tanto de comedia sino de drama y desventuras.Su vida se vuelve un inffierno total y absoluto desde que cae la empresa de camarones, pero ahora tiene la ayuda de alguien su hijo.Recuerdo que aqu me qued un poco en plan investigador porque todo lo acontecido en los sucesos que se cuentan var [...]


  • A fun, quick read I read a review that said it was based on the movie and not the first book but not true There was a very brief movie tie in but it had no influence on the story 3 1 2 stars.



  • Pokra ov n Forrestova ivotn ho p b hu, tam kde skon ila prvn kniha i film Dobr , ale u ne tak okouzl c a origin ln jako prvn st.



  • Entist hullumpaa menoa et kuitenkaan usko tyyliin Forrest tapaa t ss muuten Tom Hanksin, joka lupaa tehd leffan h nen el m st n.


  • I had not read the first book but have seen the movie Knowing how the movie was I knew this book would be the same way and I enjoyed it because I knew how the book was going to go I read a lot of bad reviews for this book however, if you know what kind of book you are getting into, they shouldn t have so many negative comments, they should have known better It was a light book full of the many nuisances of Forrest Gump One annoying thing I didn t like was that Forrest kept getting into these sit [...]


  • The first book was witty, fun to read and they made a movie out of it you either hated or liked Then came the academy awards where it won a slew of Oscars and not one member of the cast and crew thanked the author for whom this movie would never have ever been created So, in a fit of pique or so it s said , he wrote a sequel vowing to make it completely impossible to film The result was a mess with little to no plot or pacing and to fit as many events and incidents as possible to the point of un [...]


  • Both of these books are strange I could t stand the original This one was better but totally could ve done without the academy awards ending A rambling author does nothing good for a book R L Stine writes better Killing Lt Dan pissed me off as well I can t sum this book up It ll make you laugh until the last two pages, though


  • I laughed quite a bit when reading this It was written after the movie was made and the endearing bits of the movie seemed to lead the author to include those types of stories.I didn t find the writing too flash but the story overall was very readable.


  • Forrest Gump is one of the rare instances where the movie is better than the book THis sequel should never have been written It is atrocious.


  • Loved the Forest Gump movie.In reading the original book, I could see that the movie screenwriter had taken all the best bits from the book and made them better The movie made Forest endearing and the incidents funny, the book, not so much.When I read an article saying the Tom Hanks didn t want to do a the sequel, although another Gump book had been written, I decided to give the book a try I read it quickly, but just to get through it, nottely not.e it was fascinating or anything.Jenny was stil [...]


  • Kysyin mill lailla min voisin auttaa Survo paskaa putkeen niin paljon kuin ehdit, se sanoi Forrest Gumpin jatko osassa Gumpilla on iso haaste H nell on poika, jonka iti on kuollut ja h n on liian idiootti huolehtimaan pojasta Niinp poika on vanhenevan mummin hoteissa sill aikaa kun Gump j lleen sotkee hyv ntahtoisuudestaan huolimatta puolen maailman asiat 70 luvulta l htien Ja siin v liss h n yritt hoitaa is poika asioita Forrest Gump on kuin Arto Paasilinnaa amerikkalaisittain T ysin kahjo ja u [...]


  • Quite possibly the worst book I have ever read in my life I tried to look past the fact that Forrest Gump is the narrator and that poor grammar and spelling are just part of his endearing character, but even the plot itself was very choppy and poorly arranged This franchise is one of the very few book series that is easily dwarfed by the movie it inspired Tom Hanks portrays a beloved character on the silver screen, but Forrest Gump is a nuisance to be endured on the written page Whoever the scre [...]


  • I finished this book in one sitting I loved the first novel, and the movie is one of my all time favorites It s a fun read, and carries on from the first book, with allusions to, and an explanation for the movie Forrest once again finds himself embroiled in some of history s most memorable moments, and encounters many of his old friends on his journey to provide for his family and get to know his son A lot of the reviews on here are not favourable, but, hey, I liked it


  • Sincerely It got old fast As soon as you finished the first chapter, you are done with this book.Forest is an ass hole as before, but older and dumber His son is a little smart ass, and not in a good way Specially with his dumb father fucking it up again and again.Overall it has lost most of the charm of the first book.Conclusion watch the movie It s a WAY better experience than reading this books.


  • Jsem v niv ten ka, ale do ten t to knihy jsem se musela nutit P b h mi p i el a moc nere ln a p emr t n Forrest opravdu zkazil v e, na co s hl a u mi to p ipadalo sm n Zb valo mi je t asi 100 str nek, ale proto e si chci ten u vat, tak jsem knihu odlo ila nedo tenou a ani se k n nechci vracet.


  • I didn t even finish this book I couldn t The first book let me down so much, I saw the sequel and I thought Well maybe.The fact is, I saw the movie before the books Did not even know the books existed until last year I usually side with books over movies, but this time I will have to say the movie outdid these books, hands down.


  • This book was such a disappointment Tom Hanks gave Forest a loveable personality The guy in this book is a cross between Slingblade and Pippi Longstockings Expectations aside, everybody in this story acts stupid and rude Oliver North and the Ayatollah were just buffoons That s as far as I ve gottenI m looking for something else to read.


  • Owned this book but misplaced it so had to just read it again because it was a fantastic sequel to the movie Why isn t Hollywood doing a sequel yet Perfect because Tom Hanks has gotten older as well.


  • On retrouve avec plaisir l humour et la chaleur du premier livre dans une s rie de p rip ties toujours aussi fantasques Avec en prime cette fois la relation entre Forrest et son fils, tr s touchante.






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