• Absolutely extraordinary...a roller-coaster ride that leaves one breathless, exhausted, elated and tearful

    Los Angeles Times
  • A wonderful novel, full of energy and art, at once funny and heartbreaking. You know it is true. It is also terrific

    The Washington Post
  • Like all great works of art, Irving's novel seems always to have been there, a diamond sleeping in the dark, chipped out at last for our enrichment and delight...As approachable as it is brilliant, Garp pulses with vital energy

  • Like all extraordinary books, The World According to Garp defies synopsis

    Chicago Sun Times

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