The World according to Garp is a truly bizarre story. It generally fallows the life of Garp, a man named after the mentally disabled veteran that his mother raped to conceive him. It's also about the books written by Garp and his mother. I can't go into too much detail without spoiling it, but I will say that I enjoyed it and had trouble putting it down. It's not for everyone, though. It's fairly graphic when it comes to sex and the injuries suffered by some of the characters are not for the squeamish. I think people with strong feelings about feminism (whatever they might be) will also be uncomfortable at times.