Review of “Gump & Co”

“Gump & Co” is the sequel to the New York Times bestseller “Forrest Gump”. You may also have seen the film with the same title.  By the way I would recommend reading the book, because the film omits a lot from the book. And I suspect it somehow ended in some shape or form in the Simpsons.

Forrest Gump is a certified idiot who has all kinds of unlikely adventures almost in the style of Baron von Munchhausen. Some people compare him with Huckleberry Finn, which also makes sense. Let’s say that he is a moronic cross between both aforementioned fictional characters. The story is narrated by Forrest Gump himself with his own words, which might take some getting used to. The “Co” in the book’s title is his son, who turns out to be much smarter than his father.

The Good

The story is very funny and the adventures of Forrest Gump are truly remarkable.

The Bad

The way history is rewritten by Forrest Gump is not very credible. I think that is one of the reasons why we haven’t seen a movie of this book yet.

The Ugly

The text has so many deliberate spelling and other language errors, that we can’t be sure whether they were made by Forrest Gump or the author himself.


In my very humble opinion the first book in this series was somewhat better. I wouldn’t mind seeing a movie of this book though.

From the Internet on April 23, 2013


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