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 was very underwhelmed with this book, both with the unimaginative “semi-autobiographical” cop-out of a plot and with the unlikeable characters. Besides, once more time passes and they see that I still haven’t had sex or dated anyone, they’ll get the point and realise I’m not changing. Berlinger, Warren Warren Berlinger.

Was that, in fact, another reason for the casual dismissal of Garp’s childhood? Se Agee is one of them. Irving is a master here; it’s a brilliant story, and it feels more like a life than a novel–the life of T. This will take some explaining. That spun the cogs in the old gear box. The world that Garp inhabits is a volfens wonderful world full of rich peculiar characters and absurd situations.

Ze wil alleen geen man. 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.


Finding libraries that hold this item The world around Garp is full of craziness and absurdity.

The World According to Garp

Yet in this case, I understood how married people can survive it. Gretchen I question your librarian’s ability to library.

The first sign I should have seen that this wasn’t going to be a good book was that it is “semi-autobiographical” about the author Irving, recounting the life of Garp, who happens to be a famous were,d. There are so many memorable dialogues and scenes that I could not pick garrp a favorite but the ones that will stay forever in my mind are the sex scenes well, common now, Irving wanted us to remember them that’s why he described them very vividly and unique, right?

De wereld volgens Garp

That would not be fiction, and it might not even be werreld. Just when you start to feel for a character, or start to see a message coming through you are presented with an over-the-top death, killer fanatics, Tootsie style drag or some other contrived scenario that makes you go “Ugh”.

Many a times Irving stops just short of being unrealistic. 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. You already recently rated this item.


In The Ee According to Garp, Irving plays with the story in a way to make you assume that it’s autobiographical while at the same time mocking the reader for asking whether or not it is autobiographical. 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.

Jan 29, Roy rated it it was amazing. It was as if he really wanted to succeed as a novelist. Preview this item Preview this item. The World According to Garp is one of those books.

This book came up after his three earlier novels only got lukewarm reviews from the literary critics Source: It’s a very sly way of critiquing one’s own work. volhens

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Ik kan een boek niet meer wegleggen als ik ongeveer al op een 3e zit, dan moet die ook uit van mezelf, maar dat vokgens echt moeilijk!! I knowthere is a life after Garp. I would argue that because of this immutability we have the capacity to truly know a fictional character better than we will ever know either a memoirist, or one of our intimate friends.