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Jitterbug Perfume - Tom Robbins

Thomas

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I guess I could traipse on over to Amazon.com, read the reviews, then mix them up in a creative re-hash that bears no resemblance to anything those reviewers would ever write, and post them here. But if you want actual, thoughtful, hands-on opinions from someone who has actually read the book, I'm not your man.

Sorry.
 

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You've never read anything by him before? I'd guess his genre is goofball magical realism.

I've read a few, and preferred Skinny Legs and All and Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climes to Jitterbug Perfume.
 

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Originally Posted by shoreman1782
. . . I'd guess his genre is goofball magical realism. . .
Seems like a smart move. I assume that is a field he has to himself, though it is a great big world and maybe there is another goofball magical realism writer. Jitterbug Perfume was highly recommended by a lunch guest, out of my earshot. My wife bought me a copy. I suppose I will start it.
 

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+1 on Skinny Legs and All and Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climes. I've not read Jitterbug Perfume. He's out there, highly entertaining, and heavily drenched in music. Definitely worth reading.
 

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Originally Posted by dopey
Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins. Is it any good?

Awesome. Brilliant. Fantastic.

The beet is the most intense of vegetables....
 

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Originally Posted by dopey
Were you at my house for lunch?



Well, it wasn't lunch, exactly...
 

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It is excellent. The first 60-80 pages are a bit slow but it picks up steam and is a joy to read.
 

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He was good in The Shawshank Redemption
 

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Originally Posted by dopey
I've started it. An odd book, but it is picking up steam. I am enjoying the way disparate threads are beginning to weave together.

You kind of just have to roll with it.
 

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