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Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins
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Sep 03, 2010

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Read from August 30 to September 02, 2010

Tom Robbins was recommended to me aeons ago by a friend (now an occasional friend). I confess a little disappointment with Another Roadside Attraction, but the depth and range of ideas explored in the book is amazing.

I loved the ludicrous metaphors, the freewheeling insanity of language, the satirical humour and the intelligently argued discourses on the death of religion.

On a craft level, I felt the plot could have used a huge pair of scissors, and many of the characters suffered from having the same voice, or the same habit of launching into erudite philsophical treatises for no reason.

So with a little strimming this could have been a classic. It certainly packs a mean wallop and sits pretty on the bookshelves of athiests and agnostics alike.

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message 1: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine I really liked still life with woodpecker.

message 2: by MJ (new) - rated it 3 stars

MJ Nicholls Will read another of Robbins' books.

Oriana Perfectly expressed!

message 4: by MJ (new) - rated it 3 stars

MJ Nicholls ^^ Erm, thank you! Yes, I liked this enough to read a second one. Sometime. I hope.

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