Pfff wat ben ik blij dat dit boek uit is! Ik kan een boek niet meer wegleggen als ik ongeveer al op een 3e zit, dan moet die ook uit van mezelf, maar dat. The World According to Garp has ratings and reviews. Emily said: This book is one of my favorites. Because I like it so much, I’m not going. Buy De wereld volgens Garp 01 by John Irving (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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I loved Garp’s wife, Helen, when she was introduced, but as she got older, there was something about her which made her more annoying, and near the end, I began to like her again. Though lately my luck has been changing for the better, it is still exceedingly rare that a book, complete with a good story and well-thought-out characters to whom I can relate, is anything more than, well, just that.

How many parents have looked at their grown children, and not been able to help thinking of the way they were when they were much younger, and thought something along the lines of that cliched TV parent line, “They grow up so fast. Why should literature be any different? View all 6 comments. However, it felt too much that in the end, it seemed: August Quite possibly my favorite book.

Right from the beginning, I saw that this was going to be one of Irving’s quirky masterpieces. It does seem like an appropriate analogy. Write a review Rate this item: I don’t see why a lot of my fellow readers have such a giant, throbbing hard-on for likeable characters. Sometimes literary fiction can be stranger than fantasy.

There really is a sort of characteristic richness to American literature that separates their body of work from other countries, and there is no better writer who exemplifies this literary richness like John Irving. Equally surprising to me was the fact that she never changed, was never convinced of the abnormality of her orientation by seeing a really hawt guy and wanting to hold him down and fuck him till he couldn’t walk anymore, never unearthed any terrible memories of abuse which turned her off of sex forever, never went to a therapist who sexed her life right up with a bang, never wrote any secret diaries which were later found and revealed that it was all an act, because that kind of cop-out cowshit is what I was expecting.


So you think, okay, not the most original idea for a book, but let’s hope that something interesting happens to make it worth our time. If five of the world’s most beautiful women captured me in a hotel room, and smashed their chuchas in my face while telling me that I could engage in whatever practice I wanted with them, I would have to turn that shit down, because the sexual act has about as much appeal to me as having nails driven into your genitals by a guy with a nine-pound sledge hammer would be to you.

The World According to Garp deals with all of the above topics: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is deep, man. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Everyone is a figurehead for something.

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But maybe in this dying field this book of fatalities called The World According to Garp is one of the best ever written. Zijn moeder was niet getrouwd toen Irving werd geboren en hij heeft nooit geweten wie zijn biologische vader was. There’s plenty of stuff that could be funny. Irving made almost all pages worth your while as if he wanted to please you so you won’t find anything wrong with it. Ede, Gar; George Ede.

When he asks her why she read a particularly disturbing novel, she answers “To find out what happens next. I’ve spent some time wondering whether everyone is so boring because it’s the world according to Garp, and Garp himself is boring. Maybe this was the intention of the author, I’m too dim to weredl. Soper, Mark Mark Soper. The first sign I should have seen that this wasn’t going to vogens a good book was that it is “semi-autobiographical” about t When I first started my plan to read all the classics, I didn’t have any rules for allowing myself to quit partway through.


He’s kind of dead. It is a novel rich with “lunacy and sorrow”; yet the dark, violent events of the story do not undermine a comedy both riba This is the life and times of T. gapr

I’m sure I didn’t understand half of what I was reading, in fact I hardly remember anything of the story. Quotes from The World Accordi And therein lies the problem of making your characters writers. This was written in gaarp, and is not representative of my current output on here.

To ask other readers questions about The World According to Garpplease sign up. Jun 22, Agnieszka rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 14 comments. Lithgow, John John Lithgow. Nadat Garp en Helen weer met elkaar in het reine zijn gekomen, wordt zijn moeder Jenny doodgeschoten door een antifeminist.

Funny and tragic at the same time. Achtentwintigste druk View all editions and formats Rating: The more I delved the more I was enticed by the world of Garp.

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Life is an X-rated soap opera, John,” Garp had said. If the writer wins awards and is loved by everyone not entirely the case with Garp, but he is respected as a serious literary figure, kind of, which is why I bring garrp upand what excerpts you give are terrible, my willing suspension of disbelief will come crashing down.

Mar 23, Vanessa rated it really liked it.