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discuss The World According to Garp by John Irving, at Brightside Tavern

Brunch at the Brightside Tavern :)

11.30 - 1.30pm

The World According to Garp

by John Irving

(description below via Amazon)

The New York Times bestseller
This is the life and times of T. S. Garp, the bastard son of Jenny
Fields--a feminist leader ahead of her times.  This is the life and death
of a famous mother and her almost-famous son; theirs is a world of sexual
extremes--even of sexual assassinations.  It is a novel rich with "lunacy
and sorrow"; yet the dark, violent events of the story do not undermine a
comedy both ribald and robust.  In more than thirty languages, in more than
forty countries--with more than ten million copies in print--this novel
provides almost cheerful, even hilarious evidence of its famous last line:
"In the world according to Garp, we are all terminal cases."


Looking forward to discussing this book! (book suggestion by Suzanne)

Book links: amazon | goodreads

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed it! Very relaxed and casual and I felt like everyone had a chance to speak about the book.

    April 14, 2013

  • Susa

    Great group, interesting discussions - love the different perspectives to the story!

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Work and...stuff came up unfortunately. Can't make this one. Sorry for the last minute change. Great choice! Enjoy and see you next time!

    April 13, 2013

  • Sue C

    Wow, just realized there is no ebook! Luckily its classic enough to be found easily.

    March 19, 2013

  • Susa

    Hope you can announce the book soon :-)

    March 18, 2013

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