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The World According to GarpGarp is born to Jenny, a nurse and sort of unwitting pioneer feminist, who manages to get pregnant with the help of a crippled, dying ball-turret gunner who she nurses. Garp grows up, and becomes a writer. He gets married, has kids, affairs and problems.
by John Irving
Score: 7
Published: 1978
Read: June 11th 2009

Comments


John said

Bit meandering, lots of good bits about fathers being overly anxious about their children's health and safety, followed by the bit where he ironically is directly responsible for killing one child and maiming the other. Although the wife played her part too!

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