Birth date: July 22, 1936
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I read 40 percent of this eBook, which I think is more than enough to say I gave it a fair shake. I usually enjoy magical realism. This time? Not so much. Life is too short to keep reading books you don't enjoy ... unless they are a school assignment, in which case "suck it up, buttercup." That does...
Trite bullshit. Now I have to think of a nice way to tell my dad that this book is fucking awful and a waste of time. There were several segments of lovely prose, good ideas and provoking thoughts, but it was all buried in a nonsense stew of free-association and self-indulgent cheap philosophy with ...
Oh Tom, where do you get these wacky ideas?Funny?-checkA little sexual taboo?-checkJesus?-checkSeems like a no brainer, read it, enjoy it.
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...
I read this soon after I met (he signed my book after a talk he gave) Tom Robbins, so it's possible I was biased towards this book. But I don't think so. Uplifting, weird, funny, and beautifully written. Pretty much what you expect from the author.