Read more reviews at i think if i had rated this book a month ago, i would've given it the full 5 stars, stellar review, all the fanfare. As much as I did enjoy experiencing the storied weekend journey of one money-minded, materialistic Gwendolyn Mati, and her search for her boyfriend Belford's money, as her search for her lost obese friend Q-Jo, and Gwendolyn's strange yet not so surprising romance with one post-autistic genius named Larry Diamond, I felt more frustrated than enraptured by the twists and turns of the tale. It could have been the fact that the book is narrated in second person perspective, like a Choose Your Own Adventure, which for some people is so highly distracting and dizzying that they avoid the particular format like the plague. So too is your relationship with your handsome though boringly Lutheran boyfriend. Tom Robbins took a mildly unlikable character and transformed her into a completely unlikable character. Right now I am bewildered, annoyed, and smiley all at the same time.
Now try using them constructively instead of peppering your nove This was my final attempt to enjoy a Tom Robbins book. Αυτο συμβαινει με τα βιβλια του Ρομπινς. Making matters more different than his previous work, the entire novel takes place over one weekend, and almost performs as a traditional romantic comedy. Cheers to the coworker who let me borrow this book. It opens with the beginning of a disastrous three-day weekend for one Gwendolyn Mati, a lovingly unlikable stockbroker whose ambitions are sky high and whose perceptions seem hopelessly shallow. The main character, Gwen, starts out by being a money-obsessed and somewhat incompetent broker who everyone dislikes. There was just too much about this book I didn't like to attempt to read on further.
It is also unique because of the unexpectedly radical theories it presents. This book covers a single weekend, yet includes the following: A temporary boyfriend who is altogether just too good and believes deeply in following the path laid out by God. Tom Robbins is not an author to read if you need your books to start at point A and end at point Z and progress in a Tom Robbins is my favorite author and has been for a long time, but I'm almost ashamed to admit that I hadn't read Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas until now. It's the deepest, wildest part of the forest, the grove where the fairies still dance and obscene old vipers snooze in the boughs. Tom Robbins' writing is unforgettable - it is witty, intelligent, at times thigh-slappingly hilarious with a dash of lasciviousness added to the mix.
And at the end, after I was flushed of all available derision, I actually felt a bit good for her. The only character development is that the main character goes from a money-crazed broker to a person who committed the list of events stated above. And I noticed this time around that most of it seems like Terrence McKenna was in the room when it was written. As for the story-line, reading about Q-Jo and Andre were the more interesting parts. They seem to be okay with themselves but Gwen is so shallow she's embarrassed and disgusted by them.
Main character, not that likeable. I just so happen to be a disciple so maybe that makes me biased. Would you complain because a beautiful sunset doesn't have a future or a shooting star a pay off? You mean you don't foresee a pot of gold at the end of our juicy rainbow. It could have been any number of things, really. . I think I liked this book. This was my first real kiss in three years and.
Each of them is fantastic in its own way, although there are some consistencies in his style that are fantastic throughout his books -- his completely mind-blowing use of language in the service of crazy descriptions, analogies, and similes, and his Crazy Theory, that point of each book that would in a more traditional author be the denouement, but in the Robbins oeuvre is where he unveils whatever crackpot and compelling, if you're predisposed to such thoughts, as I am theory he's holding on to at the time. In real life, Tom Robbins and Terrane McKenna were friends. With this unusually intense focus, and the limited, claustrophobic time structure, one would think that Tom Robbins could turn out a whammy of a story that utilizes his highly intelligent, highly original, and highly off-the-wall style to transform the medium and the message. Noch weniger mochte ich glauben, dass es meine Imagination war, die aus einem Halbschlaf erwachend den Kopf für den einer lebendigen Person gehalten hätte. However, if I'm going to make the jump to share what I've read over the past years, I figure I may as well be honest. Δεν ξέρω πώς το κάνει ο Τομ Ρόμπινς και πραγματικά αδιαφορώ πλήρως για τα αστέρια, αν θα βάλω ένα παραπάνω σε εκείνο ή στο άλλο του βι Μια αθεράπευτα φιλόδοξη χρηματομεσίτρια στο Σιάτλ, μια κλέφτρα μαϊμού που αναγεννήθηκε χάρη στην αγάπη του Χριστού, η θεραπεία του καρκίνου από τα βάθη της ανατολής ως κλυσμα, εξωγήινα αμφίβια που μεταλαμπαδεύουν τον πολιτισμό στις αφρικανικές φυλές του πλανήτη μας, γέλιο, ανέμελη σοβαρότητα και μια αίσθηση ότι διάβασες κάτι πολύ τρελό και ταυτόχρονα πολύ σοβαρό. For a book which was suggested to me as a comedy, it wasn't the least bit funny.
I guess i was supposed to find it funny because it had a monkey and 300 lb woman in it but I'm sorry that just doesn't register with me as humor. Come on; let's get serious. Usually Robbins scatters his off-the-wall tangents throughout the story, via narrative or through any number of characters. Written in 1994 -- reminds me of the 90s. To top it all off, she's fallen carelessly into an unwanted relationship that has yeilded nothing more than a search for her 'lovers' lost monkey! Haven't actually finished the book, but wanted to get the review out of the way. Another fantastical literary trip from Tom Robbins! However, if I'm going to make the jump to share what I've read over the past years, I figure I may as well be honest.
It took me 10 years to really grok that title. That nice, big-money career you planned for yourself, which already includes a new Porsche, lots of expensive clothes, and a pending lease on an exclusive apartment, is in danger of slipping away. I was rather amazed I got to page fifty, seeing as the whole time I just wanted to slap her. His specious asides confound more than anything else, and make you long for the carefree opening salvo that had said so much more without trying nearly as hard. You mean that our intimacy isn't likely to yield a dividend. Another fantastical literary trip from Tom Robbins! I was half-asleep, I guess.
Somewhere in between a story about a jade-cancer-curing-enema-pump and African mythology, Robbins manages to throw in a bit of a moral if you will as the main character, Gwen, must fight between the relative 'security' of her job in the world of finance, and the whimsical 'do as you please' philosophy put forth by her new friend, Larry Diamond. I felt pretty disgusted as I put it back on my shelf, relieved to find something a bit more enjoyable to spend my time on. I just re-read this book after like 10 years and I loved it so much more. As usual, this book will make you laugh out loud, make you feel slightly horny when you read the juicy sections and have you scratching your head at the esoteric perplexing references that Robbins slips in here and there. La trama per quanto meno arzigogolata che in altri suoi libri e abbastanza seguibile, anche se sempre assurda e piena di colpi di tacco - e di genio passa quasi in secondo piano, perché le parole si susseguono con un gusto talmente piacevole che è quasi come gustarsi una tazza di cioccolata calda speziata.