Still Life with Woodpecker
Publish date: April 9th 2001
Publisher: No Exit Press
Pages no: 277
Edition language: English
Short chapters, hilarious metaphors. But novels are not built by metaphors alone - granted, Robbins has philosophy in abundance and his Northwest charm is spot-on. However, he's all about the peachfish - this is not a novel for a prude (I keep saying that in my reviews!). But it's a fun read you cer...
So I read this in college (18 years ago) and had fond memories. After reading, I read several other Tom Robbins novels and I recall thinking that he was one of my favorite authors. Now, I'm trying to decide if it is just that he appealed to my younger, more naive, more optimistic, irreverent self b...
This was a re-read for me....and I loved it just as much the second time around...
My older hippy housemate turned me on to Tom Robbins and I thought this novel was one of the coolest things ever. Now I have no more interest in his writing than in Ayn Rand.
Some funny quotes that I thought were cool in 1982 when I was in high school. But even then, I found his smugness annoying and his style pretentious. Now, he's just dated, especially his views of women and Ralph Nader. I didn't like Even Cowgirl's Get The Blues either.