Imatge de l'autor

Winston Groom (1944–2020)

Autor/a de Forrest Gump

30+ obres 6,203 Membres 130 Ressenyes 4 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Winston Groom is the author of 20 books, including Forrest Gump; The Aviators; Shiloh, 1862; and Conversations With the Enemy, a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He served in Vietnam in 1966-67 and now lives in Point Clear, Alabama.
Crèdit de la imatge: Tom Corcoran


Obres de Winston Groom

Forrest Gump (1986) — Autor — 2,529 exemplars
Gump & Co. (1995) 667 exemplars
Shiloh 1862 (2012) 253 exemplars
Vicksburg, 1863 (2009) 208 exemplars
Better Times Than These (1978) 156 exemplars
El Paso: A Novel (2016) 134 exemplars

Obres associades

Stories from the Blue Moon Café (2003) — Col·laborador — 67 exemplars
Southern Dogs and Their People (2000) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Alabama Noir (2020) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars


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Winston Bloom's Forrest Gump is a bittersweet tale that will have readers laughing one moment and reaching for tissues the next. Forrest's innocent and straightforward perspective on life leads to humorous mishaps, but also puts him in heartbreaking situations. Despite the tears, the book's underlying message of resilience and hope shines through, making it a truly uplifting read.
Cam_Torrens | Hi ha 59 ressenyes més | Mar 17, 2023 |
Having read this many years ago, I decided to revisit it if for no other reason than laughs. What I'd forgotten was that Gump was an 'idiot savant', something left out entirely in the film. Capable of high level math and good with the harmonica, Forrest was higher functioning that Hank's character would have us think; he was also a rather large fellow and didn't run across the country. His adventures included others not shown in the movie, though its not unusual at all. A good laugh when he meets Nixon who pulls him aside, rolls up his sleeve and asks, "wanna buy a watch?"... Not a Pulitzer winner but fun just the same!… (més)
Jonathan5 | Hi ha 59 ressenyes més | Feb 20, 2023 |
S humorem vykreslený obraz Ameriky druhé poloviny 20. století, který je podtextem osobního vyprávění hlavního hrdiny. Forrest Gump možná byl trochu opožděné dítě. Jeho život byl ale neuvěřitelný: dostal se na univerzitu, jako voják do Vietnamu, stal se podnikatelem a milionářem...

S neodolatelnou bezelstností popisuje svůj život i situace, z nichž vždy vyvázl šťastně. Podle knihy byl natočen film s Tomem Hanksem v hlavní roli.
stpetr | Hi ha 59 ressenyes més | Jan 15, 2023 |
This book swings from profound to utterly ridiculous so fast and back again, that I have mental whiplash. I can't tell if this book has aged terribly or exceptionally when it comes to how offensive some statements are, since it's meant to offend, and society has become a lot more sensitive towards some of these things since the 80s.

Either way the first 5 or 6 chapters and the last 3 or 4 chapters are worth thinking about when it comes to how society sees and treats people with deficiencies, and also how a person can have everything they could ever want, without actually having what they want - and only someone who thinks simply, would choose to leave it behind to pursue a life that he enjoys. Everything in between though, is a comedy of errors that, in my opinion, go way too far for the sake of a cheap laugh.… (més)
zozopuff | Hi ha 59 ressenyes més | Dec 19, 2022 |



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