[BOOK] Still Life with Woodpecker Í Tom Robbins – propertyfeedslive.co.uk
I remember over the years I would come across Still Life with Woodpecker every now and then in bookshops and book bazaars Each time I would take it in my then in bookshops and book bazaars Each time I would take it in my read the backcover and ut it back on the shelve I don t know why although it seemed interesting to me something always stopped me from buying it Of course I was aware of all the raise about it but that is never enough for me to want to read a bookI think I get why it became such a
"big success all "success all the world Its romantic and at the same time cynical aura can be appealing to Passing the Police Recruit Assessment Process people of both sexes But let s face iteople It s not a masterpiece While it s full of cheesy themes and everyday Illicit Desires (Illicit, philosophy it lacks the ingredients that make a novel timelessly brilliant Now I m not saying it s trash On the contrary I found it good with moments of awesomeness And that s it In fact I think Jitterbug Perfume is better on many levels Truth is though had I read it when I was younger Irobably would have liked it The My favorite book of all time I used a uote from this book in my wedding vows It is funny silly and romantic As my lack of stars indicate this book is ok However the Best thing about the book is the following uote one of the most influential in my lifeHow can one Soul Drinker (Soul Drinkers, person be real than any other Well someeople do hide and others seek Maybe those who are in hiding escaping encounters avoiding surprises Foxmask (Saga of the Light Isles, protecting theirroperty ignoring their fantasies restricting their feelings sitting out the Pan And His Letters Grew Colder pipe hootchy kootch of experience maybe thoseeople Emasculating Her Husband people who won t talk to rednecks or if they re rednecks won t talk to intellectualseople who re afraid to get their shoes muddy or their noses wet afraid to eat what they crave afraid to drink Mexican water afraid to bet a long shot to win afraid to hitchhike jaywalk honky tonk cogitate osculate levitate rock it bop it sock it or bark at the moo. Still Life with Woodpecker is sort of a love story that takes Three Short Ballbusting Stories place inside aack of Camel cigarettes It reveals the urpose of the moon exp. N maybe such Real-Life BPMN people are simply inauthentic and maybe the jackleg humanist who says differently is due to have his tongue fried on the hot slabs of Liar s Hell Some folks hide and some folks seek and seeking when it s mindless neurotic desperate orusillanimous can be a form of hiding But there are folks who want to know and aren t afraid to look and won t turn tail should they find it and if they never do they ll have a good time anyway because nothing neither the terrible truth not the absence of it is going to cheat them out of one honest breath of earth s sweet gas Reading this book is like being invited over to someone s house for dinner and finding that they re serving you a buffet of artisanal maraschino cherries they ve made At first you re like Oh how whimsical Then you re like Oh and you flavored this one with cardamom How clever of you And then you re like Oh another one I really shouldn t and as your host just keeps iling on artisanal maraschino cherries they crafted from hand telling you how each one corresponds to an orgasm by a famous historical figure you re like No dude seriously this is getting fucking irritatingThat was this book for me No denying Robbins has a is getting fucking irritatingThat was this book for me No denying Robbins has a with words but the way *is over engineered contrived and extremely irritatingAlso the way he writes about female genitalia grosses me out It reminds me of * over engineered contrived and extremely irritatingAlso the way he writes about female genitalia grosses me out It reminds me of an 14yo honors student virginal boy would talk about genitals Impeccably worded very clever and sort of clueless and icky I loves me some vulva but am not interested in folds of saltmeat and each with a seaweed trigger Let me first tell you that I dislike modern jazz You know the type the free form kind that only musicians can appreciate I dislike it because it abandons all the structural ualities that I find appealing about old fashioned jazz and is all about technical skill What does this have to do with this book. Lains the difference between criminals and outlaws examines the conflict between social activism and romantic individualism and The Obvious paints aor. ,
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ON IN READING THIS BOOK WHICHin reading this book which begrudgingly forced myself to finish I liken modern jazz to watching begrudgingly forced myself to finish I liken modern jazz to watching erformer masturbate musically on stage getting off on laying his crazy stuff and Red Shines The Sun proving he s really talented but ultimately seeming to be having fun than his audience Reading Still Life with Woodpecker felt kind of like watching Tom Robbins masturbate And with the narrative flowing regularly into explicit and colorful descriptions of sexual acts that feeling was felt in ways than normally felt about jazz musiciansThe book flows in a somewhat stream of consciousness sort of way with Robbins sometimes interrupting the narrative to bitch about his new fangled typewriter That got old for me very uickly but apparently not for Robbins All the while I really felt like he was having a grand old time writing this That s great that the artist is enjoying his work Let s hope that all artists get to enjoy their work But most artists can enjoy their work without me wanting tounch them in the face because of their smugness Ultimately I guess that s what bothered me the most about this novel The smugness Having never read anything else by him including his most famous novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues I could be way off the mark here but it really seemed to me like after the extensive acclaim from Cowgirls he was *using this novel to test the waters as to how much he could fuck around in a book and * this novel to test the waters as to how much he could fuck around in a book and critics still eat out of his hand Either that or he was trying too hard to write something that would be as well received as Cowgirls Not sure In any case I know there are some Generation people who absolutely loved this book I was no one of them I really wanted to enjoy it It sounded great There were a lot of interesting and colorful uses of the English language in the book and interestinglot devices but ultimately it left me cold Ice cold. Trait of contemporary society that includes owerful Arabs exiled royalty and regnant cheerleaders It also deals with the Sex, Purity, and the Longings of a Girls Heart problem of redhea.