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Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump | Winston Groom
Laugh, cry, stand up and cheer: Forrest Gump is everyman's story, everyman's dream. A wonderfully warm, savagely barbed, and hilariously funny 'tale told by an idiot', from the razor-sharp pen of a contemporary wizard. No one is spared and everyone is included. If you've ever felt lacking, left out, put upon or just wanted to have a rollicking good time this book is for you. At 6'6", 240 pounds, Forrest Gump is a difficult man to ignore, so follow Forrest from the football dynasties of Bear Bryant to the Vietnam War, from encounters with Presidents Johnson and Nixon to powwows with Chairman Mao. Go with Forrest to Harvard University, to a Hollywood movie set, on a professional wrestling tour, and into space on the oddest NASA mission ever. Forrest Gump lives! Thank heavens!
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sarahbellum
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A soft pick. If you can suspend disbelief like you could for the movie while also not expecting the book to be a lot like the movie, you might enjoy this! While fast paced and easy to read, Forrest didn‘t exactly charm me with his antics. About halfway through I started thinking “oh geez, what now” instead of “oh boy, what next.”

Trigger warnings: racial slurs, detailed descriptions of combat

My second #roll100 for July!

Graywacke It‘s wonder to me how this bitter Vietnam War book became that hopeful charming movie. 🙂 5mo
KathyWheeler @Graywacke Me too! I just cannot see that book as the source for the movie at all. 5mo
PuddleJumper Brilliant! 5mo
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sarahbellum
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So much for reading, I guess 🤷🏻‍♀️😹 #catsoflitsy

RaeLovesToRead Haha 😅💕 5mo
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SusanLee
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#chocolateday reminded me of this movie 😘

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Perfect 5mo
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maich
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#MoviesInMay #TomHanks
#CastAway #ForrestGump

These are from my favourite movie list. Hanks is very talented actor I watched almost all his movies.
#movie #litsyfun
@Klou

Klou Both amazing movies! Love this graphic 😍 2y
maich @Klou Thank you❤😘 Agree with you. 2y
Klou @maich 2y
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suffisaunce
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As it turns out, the movie was a bit of a travesty of what is basically a rip off of Voltaire's Candide, rolling in Americana. Not for the easily offended, and racial dialogue has, thankfully ... evolved ... but it might be worth the quick read if any of that appeals, and there are laugh-out-loud passages in the last 50-60 pages. Also, Vietnam ...

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GlitterGirl
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And another author passed away!

I wonder what year I read this🧐...I remember that I actually checked it out from the Library, late nineties or early two thousands...but I loved it and I read the follow up “Gump and Co” as well!!

AmyG One of my most favorite movies. I still haven‘t read the book. :( (edited) 2y
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TheEllieMo
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“My mom always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.”

#Cadbury #Temptations #CloseEnough 😂😂

#Temptation #AyUpAugust
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@Cinfhen

squirrelbrain Mmmm chocolate! 🍫 3y
Cinfhen Forest!!!!! 3y
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mrsallowatt15
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Hubby is reading Forrest Gump while I read The Secret Life of Bees 🥰 #happy #marriedlife

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StayCurious
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#wanderingjune @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB #goodnightsaigon When I think of Vietnam I think of this book and movie - and also Gump, the Wierd Al song 😄

brit91 I loved the movie I haven't read the book! I'm gonna have to check it out!😍 3y
Kimberlone This is one of my favorite movies of all time and I‘ve probably seen it more than any other movie 3y
BarbaraBB Is it set in Vietnam? I don‘t remember! 3y
StayCurious @BarbaraBB he talks about his time serving in the Vietnamese war. 3y
BooknerdsLife Love this movie!! 🥰 3y
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LiterRohde
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“I don't know if mama was right, that we each have a destiny, or if if was Lt. Dan, that we are all just floating around, accidental, like on a breeze, but I think...I think...maybe...it's both happening at the same time.”

#QuotsyMay19 | 31: #Forest / #Forrest

📷: Made with Typorama

Cathythoughts ♥️♥️♥️ 4y
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fandom_hellspawn99
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My mind went two different directions with #BornToRun Forrest Gump because of the obvious and Bonnie and Clyde because of a couple becoming outlaws on the run. #MarchIntoThe70s @Cinfhen @Lizpixie

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Guildedearlobe
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1. In my teen it was Heathers, in my college years it was Forrest Gump. Still love both.
2. My Florida Road Trip where I followed the path of one of my favorite book characters, Tim Dorsey‘s Serge Storms.
3. Don‘t really read nonfiction.
4. Green. Although it‘s not easy to be.
5. If you do #audiobooks who is your favorite narrator?
#friyayintro

Prairiegirl_reading My favourite audio narrators are Kate Mulgrew, Neil Gaiman, Bahni Turpin and the guy who narrated Homegoing whose name I cannot remember. 4y
cathysaid Adam Sims as Inspector Gamache who narrated the first 11 Three Pines novels by Louise Penny. Sadly, he died a couple of years ago. 4y
Jerdencon Jim dale - who does the Harry Potter books 4y
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AmyG I love Forest Gump, too. If it‘s on TV...I always stop to watch. And I always cry at the end. 4y
2BR02B Heathers is my all-time favorite. ❤ 4y
thereadingowlvina Sarah Zimmerman 💖 4y
Megara Stephen Briggs narrating Terry Pratchett is just 👌 4y
wanderinglynn I could listen to Neil Gaiman read the phone book. 4y
Bookjunkie57 Tavia Gilbert and Lorelei King 4y
Bookjunkie57 @Leigh0906 LMM did such a beautiful job with that book. 4y
Guildedearlobe @thereadingowlvina I‘ve only listened to one of her books but it was quite good. 4y
Guildedearlobe @Bookjunkie57 Two of my favorites as well. 4y
Guildedearlobe @wanderinglynn There‘s something very comforting about his voice. 4y
Guildedearlobe @Prairiegirl_reading Kate Mulhrew is awesome. I‘m listening to a book read by Bahni Turpin right now and it‘s excellent 4y
Kaye Mary Beth Hurt in The Good House, Frances Sternhagen in Dolores Claiborne, Scott Sowers because he does a great cowboy voice in Little Big Man , Judith West in The Leisure Seeker , and Grover Gardner or Simon Vance in ANYTHING. Sorry, couldn‘t narrow it down to one. 4y
sebrittainclark Karen Chilton narrated the last audiobook I listened to (A Princess in Theory) and I thought she was great! 4y
inthegreensandblues Bahni Turpin, Juliet Stevenson. Have listened to a couple of non-fics read by Scott Brick that I enjoyed. Neil Gaiman is also 👍 4y
MirrorMask Neil Gaiman 4y
xicanti Bahni Turpin and Katherine Kellgren. 4y
Guildedearlobe @xicanti Katherine Kellgren was an amazing narrator. I was so sad when I heard about her passing. She will be missed. 4y
Guildedearlobe @Jerdencon I‘ve only listened to one of his books and I didn‘t really love it. I did HP in print but maybe I‘ll reread it in Audio someday. 4y
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lil_sips
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Don't ever let anybody tell you they are better than you, Forrest. If God intended everybody to be the same, he'd given us all braces on our legs.
Gump's mother.
(didn't read the book. Quoted from movie)

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DebinHawaii
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#QuotsyJuly18 #jungle

Excuse the wee bit of profanity in this jungle quote from Forrest Gump. 😉💩I've actually not read the book (yet), but from seeing the movie a bunch of times I am assuming it's about Forrest's time in Vietnam.

knittedgnome I haven't read the book either but if the movie is on I'm watching it! 4y
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amber_ldsmom
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I didn‘t even know this was a book until recently. It‘s now on my TBR list. Great scene in the movie, though! Everyone‘s #chasingpavements, finding their own causes to follow Forrest, and then - 💥 Bam! - he just stops and says he‘s done now, lol.

#AdelesMayMashup

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I thought of this one too, but didn‘t know it was a book!!!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5y
amber_ldsmom @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks See? Kindred spirits, bosom friends! 🌸🌼🌺🌸🌼🌺 (edited) 5y
vkois88 😂 5y
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Kali
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This book has so much more than the movie, which I know most books do. But the book and the movie are so different that it's almost like they are entirely different stories. So many funny things happen in this book, I would definitely recommend it to anyone!

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Blueberry
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Jazruiz.2014
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Just realized this was a book. Glad I found out. Can‘t wait to read it. 📚📖

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Kimberlone
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I'm loving this #5movies prompt because movies are my next favorite thing after books! (After #1, the movies are not listed in any particular order.)

1️⃣ Forrest Gump (1994)
🥀Beauty and the Beast (1991)
🔥Rebecca (1939)
💉Pulp Fiction (1994)
📝Dead Poets Society (1989)

BookBabe What an awesome pic! And I love Pulp Fiction! One of my faves. 5y
Kimberlone @BookBabe I was debating between a picture of Jenny teaching Forrest to read and one of Sally Field reading 5y
Mamashep Forgot about Rebecca! That isn't on nearly often enough! 5y
Kimberlone @Mamashep I love the book too, but I think I actually prefer the movie. Laurence Olivier is so dreamy! 5y
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mdm139
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#bestofmay #maybookflowers I read 5 books this month, one not pictured since my mom borrowed it. @RealLifeReading

erzascarletbookgasm Loved Burial Rites! 6y
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mdm139
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#maybookflowers #maymostanticipated for a reading challenge I am supposed to read books that have or will be turned into movies or tv shows. Any suggestions? @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading The Arrival was from a Ted Chiang short story. Great movie and story! 6y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Gonna hit a lot of genres here: American Gods, Jurassic Park, Wonder Boys, The Hobbit, Peter Pan, Neverwhere, The Man Who Would Be King, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Empire of the Sun, Watchmen, Planet of the Apes, Everything is Illuminated, The Princess Bride, The Thin Red Line. 6y
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Pemberley
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Spending the day in Gatlinburg with my brother and nieces (visiting from N.Y.), first time I've ever eaten at Bubba Gump!! All time favorite movie.

Megabooks Yay East Tennessee!! 6y
Pemberley @Booksandcooks are you from east Tennessee? I've been here almost all my life. 😊 6y
Megabooks I went to UT for veterinary school. Great area!! 6y
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ReadingEnvy
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This is the only Jenny I can think of, crazy because it is such a common name! But this movie came out when I was in school, and for years people would say, "I love you jennay....."

RadicalReader @ReadingEnvy oddly enough Jenny from Forrest Gump is the only one I can think of too lol 6y
slategreyskies I like Jenny Han. :) 6y
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jennw1212 😊 6y
readinginthedark There are a couple of authors on my TBR named Jenny! 6y
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mrsthilkey
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This might be my favorite movie of all time, but I have no intention of ever reading the book! 😁

#funfridayphoto

Catherine_Willoughby Don't bother reading the book - the movie is 100% perfect... the book has a talking monkey 🤷‍♀️ 3y
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LiteraryMind
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It is difficult not to appreciate a humble being who knows nothing else but to love fully and never give up. 👍🏻😊#RunForestRun

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Cortg
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Took a picture of this along the MD Ice Cream Trail. I adored the sign until I noticed there are 2 R's in Forrest Gump 😕

Graciouswarriorprincess I love this!💕🍧🍨 6y
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susanw
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I had a hard time thinking of a book for this. And I haven't actually read this, just watched the movie, but Forrest is the most innocent character I could think of. When looking for a cover pic, I had to search for one without Tom Hanks, since I cannot stand the movie tie-in on books when I buy them, or, it seems when I need pictures of them 😉 #augustphotochallenge @TheSpinecrackersBookClub

LeahBergen Blech. I LOATHE movie tie-in covers. 6y
bookloversnevergotobedalone Actually read this and the character in the movie is so much better than in the book. I think in the book he is not as innocent. 6y
Aluciddream This is the only time I will ever say that the movie was far better then the book. It has been a few years since I have read the book, but I did not like the book at all 6y
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mouchette
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Sitting at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Here in Orlando, Florida makes me wonder if the book is as good as this movie...