Monday, December 29, 2014
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP - John Irving
The world of T S Garp is different. Son of a reluctant feminist icon, a wrestler, novelist, father, husband whose best friend is a transgender ex-professional football player.
We follow Garp from his conception until late adulthood with all the triumphs and tragedies along the way. This is very funny and even the tragic parts are so over the top that I laughed. The penalty his wife's lover pays is a high point. He pays a terrible price!
Several good shots by Irving at modern society with his mad feminists who have cut out their tongues in a supposed show of "solidarity"with a young rape victim who suffers this fate.
Then there is the uni-cycling bear and short novels within a novel.
This is outstanding, I was entertained from start to finish.