Until you’ve consumed all of the best Tom Robbins books, can you even claim to be a true fan?
- Jitterbug Perfume: A Novel (1990)
- Still Life with Woodpecker: A Novel (1990)
- Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates (2000)
- Even Cowgirls Get the Blues: A Novel (1990)
- Another Roadside Attraction: A Novel (1990)
- Skinny Legs and All: A Novel (1995)
- Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life (2015)
- Villa Incognito: A Novel (2004)
- Wild Ducks Flying Backward (2006)
- Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas: A Novel (1995)
- B Is for Beer. Tom Robbins (2010)
- Still Life with Woodpecker by Tom Robbins (9-Apr-2001) Paperback ()
- Love and Other Pranks (2017)
- Conversations with Tom Robbins (Literary Conversations Series) (2010)
- Reincarnation Blues: A Novel (2018)
Jitterbug Perfume: A Novel (1990)
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 with the image of a goat-horned god.
Still Life with Woodpecker is a sort of a love story that takes place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes. It reveals the purpose of the moon, explains the difference between criminals and outlaws, examines the conflict between social activism and romantic individualism, and paints a portrait of contemporary society that includes powerful Arabs, exiled royalty, and pregnant cheerleaders.
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The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all “bursting with dimples and hormones”—and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them.
What if the Second Coming didn’t quite come off as advertised? What if “the Corpse” on display in that funky roadside zoo is really who they say it is—what does that portend for the future of western civilization? And what if a young clairvoyant named Amanda reestablishes the flea circus as popular entertainment and fertility worship as the principal religious form of our high-tech age?
Skinny Legs and All: A Novel (1995)
An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant together across the street from the United Nations…It sounds like the beginning of an ethnic joke, but it’s the axis around which spins Tom Robbins’s gutsy, fun-loving, and alarmingly provocative new novel, in which a bean can philosophizes, a dessert spoon mystifies, a young waitress takes on the New York art world, and a rowdy redneck welder discovers the lost god of Palestine—while the illusions that obscure humanity’s view of…
Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins’ legendary memoir–wild tales of his life and times, both at home and around the globe.Tom Robbins’ warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels—including Still Life With Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, and Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates—provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination.
Villa Incognito: A Novel (2004)
Imagine there are American MIAs who chose to remain missing after the Vietnam War. Imagine a family in which four generations of strong, alluring women share a mysterious connection to an outlandish figure from Japanese folklore. Imagine them part of a novel that only Tom Robbins could create—a magically crafted work as timeless as myth yet as topical as the latest international threat.
Wild Ducks Flying Backward (2006)
Known for his meaty seriocomic novels, Tom Robbins’s shorter work has appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Harper’s, from Playboy to the New York Times. Collected here for the first time in paperback, the essays, articles, observations—and even some untypical country-music lyrics—offer a rare overview of the eclectic sensibility of an American original.
When the stock market crashes on the Thursday before Easter, you—an ambitious, although ineffectual and not entirely ethical young broker—are convinced that you’re facing the Weekend from Hell.
B Is for Beer. Tom Robbins (2010)
Tom Robbins’ first fiction in five years (and perhaps his most audacious ever), B is for Beer explores various aspects of beer culture – ancient, modern, and otherworldly; brutal, infantile and divine – and dramatises the surprising things that happen when the life of a feisty nursery school kid named Gracie Perkel intersects with each.
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Love and Other Pranks (2017)
“May be the single wildest novel I’ve ever read. It rings the cosmic gong on so many levels, turns so many stereotypes inside out, one scarcely knows what to do but hold on and enjoy the ride.
Since the publication of Another Roadside Attraction in 1971, Tom Robbins (b. 1932) has become known as the principal voice of American countercultural fiction. His cult celebrity was further solidified by the success of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1976) and Still Life with Woodpecker (1980).
Reincarnation Blues: A Novel (2018)
First we live. Then we die. And then . . . we get another try? Ten thousand tries, to be exact. Ten thousand lives to “get it right.” Answer all the Big Questions. Achieve Wisdom. And Become One with Everything. Milo has had 9,995 chances so far and has just five more lives to earn a place in the cosmic soul. If he doesn’t make the cut, oblivion awaits. But all Milo really wants is to fall forever into the arms of Death. Or Suzie, as he calls her.
Best Tom Robbins Books Everyone Should Read
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Brooklyn Before: Photographs, 1971–1983
Author(s): Larry Racioppo, Tom Robbins, Julia Van Haaften
ID: 2851237, Publisher: Cornell University Press, Year: 2018, Size: 97 Mb, Format: pdf
Mob boss: the life of Little Al D'Arco, the man who brought down the Mafia: the first boss to turn government witness
Author(s): D'Arco, Alfonso;Robbins, Tom;Capeci, Jerry;Prichard, Michael J
ID: 2669701, Publisher: St. Martin's Press;Tantor Media, Year: 2013, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub
The Quiet Center: Isolation and Spirit
Author(s): John Cunningham Lilly, Phillip Bailey Lilly, Tom Robbins
ID: 389539, Publisher: Ronin Publishing, Year: 2003, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf
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