well not as good as the movie, many of the aspects of the movie i loved are not inclueded in the book. Jenny does not marry forest, although she lives, hes a millionare, but only in shrimping buisness, but not because he survived a storm, but because he used an old method of rasing shrimp. Lt. Dan does not recover and make a better life for himself but remains a bum and a drunkered. ALthought Forrest goes to space, its seems a rediculus situation that resolves into a humiliating situation. the wresling and other humilating situations including the run for senitor seem so contrived. and the scene in the movie that brings tears to my eyes no mater how much i have seen the movie is not present... when forrest asks Jenny if little forrest is smart or like him. something i know more about then i would admit... I can see why they made the movie, and i am happy that they changed things in the movie from the original story.