The World According To Garp, John Irving, 1978

Absolutely fabulous !

A book that you will devour in no time. There’s not much to say about the worldly known ‘World According to Garp’ except that it definitely earned its stars in the Pantheon of the best books! It is sweet, delightful, full of hope and though broaches serious topics just as feminism and marital relationships. Love and Death are tangled up tightly.

John Irving’s talent makes unbelievable situations (transexual ex football star, self mutilating Ellen James society, the very conception of Garp in an army hospital) very believable. His style is together very simple and very structured, the reading is therefore flowing.

It’s the kind of book that makes you giggle but also think about your own situation, your own interactions with the people around you.

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