Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all “bursting with dimples and hormones”—and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a... show more
The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all “bursting with dimples and hormones”—and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess literally born to hitchhike, and the freest female of them all.Freedom, its prizes and its prices, is a major theme of Tom Robbins’s classic tale of eccentric adventure. As his robust characters attempt to turn the tables on fate, the reader is drawn along on a tragicomic joyride across the badlands of sexuality, wild rivers of language, and the frontiers of the mind.
Publish date: April 1st 1990
Pages no: 365
Edition language: English
Is this the Tom Robbins I've read? In contrast to the novels of John Barth, the book descriptions for Tom Robbins make his plots sound like a brand (in the advertising sense) of surrealism someone can read too early. It seems Robbins hangs his hat on well-pegged cultural symbols. So that might expla...
Lovely to revisit this classic on audio. A few quibbles with the narration (misreadings, mispronunciations) but nothing that detracted mightily. I always forget, between re-readings, how deeply philosophical Robbins is. I remember the story but forget the endless (and endlessly delightful) philosoph...
Cowgirls is one of those novels that is immensely enjoyable to read, but on reflection afterward it is hard to put your finger (or giant thumb) on what was so great about it. I will not attempt to describe it, but I did read the whole thing with a smile on my face, and that is rare.
I'm 2/3 of the way through and feel like I need to persevere, but, man, this one is really getting on my nerves...
this was my first tom robbins so i don't know if he always writes like this, but i have never read anyone like him before. what a quirky, unique way of writing. at times it was so weird that it was distracting, and overall i think it was just a little too over the top for me. but this book is f...