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Jitterbug PerfumeJitterbug Perfume is an epic which is to say it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn't conclude until nine o'clock tonight Paris time It is a saga as well A saga m. Told to read this by my boyfriend who declared that I NEEDED to read this book to understand him I am now disgusted and reconsidering my relationship Ok I'm kidding but I take solace in the fact he read this book in high schoolOddly enough my best friend also said this is her favorite bookEither I'm surprised to discover I'm a prude or Robbins wastes way too much of a promising book on misogynistic fantasies of all women as nymphomaniacs who live and breathe to seduce and pleasure their usually significantly older male partners The only relationship that didn't annoy me was between Priscilla and Ricki and even that one was sexually focused I don't mind reading about sex in fact I rather enjoy it if done tastefully but I feel that the overwhelming sexual descriptions took away from the substance of Robbins' ideas I found myself rolling my eyes throughout most of it and was even embarassed when a man in a plane commented on my book choice noting that another author he reads is like Tom Robbins if he had a heart I give it two stars because Robbins is clever maybe too clever and funny and I feel that the ending made up for what was lacking earlier in the book Or maybe I was just glad to be done with it

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Bottle is actually is the secret essence of the universe as some folks seem to think it had better be discovered soon because it is leaking and there is only a drop or two left. Tom Robbins is to me like the band Rush I know this seems like I'm trying too hard but honestly this is the best analogy I can come up with this is legitmately the first thing that came to mind You like them ok and even get a bit excited when they come up on the radio but when you're grabbing CDs for your car your copy of Moving Pictures somehow never uite makes the cut That's how it is with me and Tom Robbins Well written Check Interesting characters Check Uniue Double check Glad I read the book CheckBut somehow this is all never enough to get me to grab his next book off the shelf Robbins is one of my wife's favorite authors and I can see why but somehow his work just doesn't grab me on a long term basis Still though great book If you want something a bit uniue haven't read his stuff yet give this a try Unlike me you'll probably want

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Jitterbug Perfume Read & Download ✓ 4 å Jitterbug Perfume is an epic which is to say it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn't conclude until nine o'clock tonight Paris time It is a saga as well A saga must have a hero and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle The bottle is blue very very old and embossed wiUst have a hero and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle The bottle is blue very very old and embossed with the image of a goat horned god If the liuid in the. post read Ohhhh I really missed reading Robbins What fun This book was both and less wonderful than I'd remembered More because I'd forgotten just what a superb stylist Robbins is see mid read comments His plots are intricate his characters are rendered in wonderful detail down to the distinctive vocal stylings His ideas though perhaps a smidge stale twenty five years on are still interesting and fun and clever and smart intellectual but not in a showy or pedantic way Plus there's that anxiety you get when you're oh twenty or so pages from the end of a book thinking There's no way he can pull it all together satisfactorily in so few pages But he does It's a tiny bit cheesy maybe just a wee bit pat but c'mon He had an awful lot of balls in the air Less for a few reasons I'd kindly blocked out the fact that everyone in a Tom Robbins novel sooner or later launches into a discourse that sounds exactly like Tom Robbins which can get pretty annoying Also I forgot how letchy he can be There's a lot of sex in this book – in fact it's one of the four pillars of immortality – which is fine; it's just that the descriptions of it are often a bit much Alma hiccupped the mushroom scent of his spurt ex not to mention lots of glistening semen encrusted thighs and that sort of thing The other thing which isn't really bad or good exactly is that I think Tom Robbins is kind of a victim of himself He's too much Tom Robbins sometimes Too hippie cliché; too cerebral in an understandable but trippy way; too specific with his characters to the point where they become caricatures that are hard to take seriously; even sadly too over the top with his metaphors his knuckle began rapping at his eye patch like a mongoloid woodpecker drilling for worms in a poker chip Are you kidding; just too too much I guess taking a few years off between Robbinses allows one to forget these drawbacks just enough to come back to him fresh and be able to enjoy his shimmering originality again mid read It's not that I'd forgotten exactly but no one does metaphors like Tom Robbins For example The sky was a velvety black paw pressing on the snowy landscape with a feline delicacy stars flying like sparks from its fur Fuck reallypre read Last night I made the most a maaazing beet salad And this afternoon as I was pondering a middle ground between all the new new new new things I've been reading and something Proust too ah weighty to take on vacation I saw my little half shelf of Tom Robbins I can't believe I don't have Another Roadside Attraction but I thought I'd maybe check out this one which I haven't read in like a decade The whole book is about beets And oh my god how have I not read Tom Robbins in so long He is so fucking cool