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Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins
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Oct 09, 10

bookshelves: contemporary-literature, humorous
Read in October, 2010

The story of how a gypsy princess, a free-spirited giant with a bone through his nose, a drug dealer, and a baboon come to possess the mummified body of Jesus Christ at their small roadside hot dog stand and zoo is nothing short of brilliant. Like other Robbins novels, the storyline often derails into monologues, flashbacks, and especially fables or twisted fairy tales. It's always astonishing how close he can come to skirting dated 60's rhetoric without losing his edginess.
Despite all of its philosophical meanderings, Another Roadside Attraction is a surprisingly light read. Warmth and humor abound, and it's a great pleasure simply to watch how Robbins performs miracles with words.
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