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Sharon E. Cathcart
Sharon E. Cathcart rated it 3 years ago
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...
A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it 4 years ago
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 ...
jwilley44
jwilley44 rated it 4 years ago
Oh Tom, where do you get these wacky ideas?Funny?-checkA little sexual taboo?-checkJesus?-checkSeems like a no brainer, read it, enjoy it.
travelin
travelin rated it 5 years ago
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...
jwilley44
jwilley44 rated it 5 years ago
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.
Jude's World
Jude's World rated it 6 years ago
****First off..forget Formatting...this one is Free Form, all the way***5 Stars: This book held my interest for over a month (I'm a slow reader, okay!)....like Gravity's Rainbow it's about Everything..and No One Thing, and it's never boring...Then there's the Wordplay..the lovely English language th...
kennethjmcginnis
kennethjmcginnis rated it 6 years ago
4.15961204
Michelle
Michelle rated it 6 years ago
“Words do not express thoughts very well. They always become a little different immediately they are expressed, a little distorted, a little foolish.” I read the Modern Library edition, translated by Susan Bernofsky with an introduction by Tom Robbins. I liked this translation and it was easy to und...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
The book begins: The beet is the most intense of vegetables. It riffs off that in a short prologue, "Today's Special" promising a magical, sensuous and sensory-laden book. The prose is lush without being purple. It's full of puns, world play, off-"beet" humor, over-the-top metaphors, raunchy sexuali...
Musings of a Book Addict
Musings of a Book Addict rated it 6 years ago
As far as Terrence McKenna books go, this one is actually the easiest to read. His writing can be dense, but also filled with beautiful metaphors. I find it fascinating that someone who talked so much about "destroying the ego" through hallucinogens, also believed that all the "messages" he received...
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