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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Add to this the fact that many of his characters have been wrestlers he was a wrestler in collegehave some peripheral involvement in politics without it being the focus of the novel, and encounter sudden violence when the reader isn’t expecting it.

Ik kan een boek niet meer wegleggen als ik ongeveer al op een 3e zit, dan moet die ook uit van mezelf, maar dat was echt moeilijk!! Your list has reached the maximum number of items. Achtentwintigste druk View all editions and formats Rating: For more of my reviews, as well as my own barp and thoughts on life, check out my blog, Celestial Musings.

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. Remember me on this computer.

Because he’s such a detailed writer, I got a chance to see how his characters changed, sometimes drastically, over the course of their lives. Ondertussen is Garp getrouwd met Helen, de dochter van zijn worsteltrainer, en heeft twee zoontjes. Yes, there are several things about this book which filled me with seething anger, made me curse John Irving as a foolish hack, and wonder how this book could possibly have gotten popular when it was so unrelentingly shitty.


Citations are based on reference standards. Werelv genoeg was Williams slechts vier jaar jonger dan Glenn Close, die de rol van Jenny Fields, de moeder van Garp, kreeg. Let’s be honest, here.

The World According to Garp

Garp’s life is one of self-awareness and inflated-to-the-point-of-exploding superego. Garp is succesvol in beide activiteiten en publiceert al snel zijn eerste roman.

May 24, Brendon Schrodinger rated it liked it Shelves: I welcome any response. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Irving took over from Charles Dickens and put his own unique spin on I’d say vlgens “Lolita” and “Love in the Time of Cholera” are the two best written books I’ve ever read.

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If you haven’t seen the movie with Robin Williams in the starring role and John Lithgow giving a superb performance as Roberta Muldoon, watch it. 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.

And we can all agree that some people, no matter how loveable they were as children, end up good, and others are intolerable dickholes with faces in need of a beating?

Tandy, Jessica Jessica Tandy. World according to Garpthe most known Irving’s novel narrates about this strange thing called life.

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Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny Fields—a feminist leader ahead of her times. Some authors fade to black when things get gruesome, messy, or explicit, but John Irving never does and life never does. But, for me as a reader, this has no effect on how I see the books. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Garp’s world seem so true, even if, like The Hotel New Hampshire another favoritethe story departs from a historical setting WWII and later postwar America and Europe and goes on to forge a unique, magical–and entirely believable–history of its own. View all 17 comments. At the end of the day, Garp is a book about boring people being boring. I’d read Irving too. For the most part, the people I’ve told have been incredulous that I could live life without wanting sex, but basically excepting.

Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Yet in this case, I understood how married people can survive it.

Book 4 in my John Irving Challenge, and the best one yet. If you argue this in the comments make sure to back up your findings with cited proof.

While the novel starts off innocently with a coherent voice and some sense of reality, the progression of the novel, and indeed Garp’s life, is a progression into soap opera and a ridiculousness that undermined the whole novel for me. His mother is a nurse who got pregnant through very worrisome measures.

His joys, his troubles, his weaknesses, his anxieties, all abound in the pages.

Hardcoverpages. Well, Irving tries with that, going from one outlandishly bizarre situation to the next.

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