The World According to Garp

Ok so The World According to Garp by John Irving is apparently sooooo popular that it was voted as one of the best 100 books of the century by readers ( I will share the list with you in a future post)
I also was at a baby shower and one of the ladies there said that this book was HER favorite book of ALL TIME so I grabbed it from the library.

By the way I LOVE THE LIBRARY. I remember once saying I really don’t borrow a lot of books from the library well now I ONLY read books from the library. The library is like owning thousands and thousands of books!

Anyways back to the book, it was funny and entertaining.

The end

I am SURPRISED it was voted to be one of the best books or whatever. I mean, it wasn’t bad or anything, it was as I said funny, entertaining and well written and the author is very imaginative but it was not THAT amazing.

So I would not like run to go buy it or anything but it’s a good read non the less.

Read more of my reviews here.


2 Responses

  1. You might try “A Prayer for Owen Meany” which is also by Irving. We read it in high school and it was the best thing I was ever made to read for summer reading, LOL. It was funny and memorable, although I can’t really tell you why it was memorable. I guess it struck a chord with me because Owen Meany has a destiny. He even has dreams/premonitions about it, to the point that he does things to try and make it come true. I guess that resonates with me because I have felt like that too–that I am meant to do certain things in my life, and I am sure that they will happen. No doubts.

    It’s certainly worth reading for free. 🙂

  2. Funny you should mention it, I actually took the book out from the library last week! And then to my utter surprise I found that I had bought a copy (from a book sale for charity) just a month prior to that and I had forgot about it!

    Good to hear you liked it , I love John Irvings style.

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