Score: 3
From 9 Ratings

Wild Ducks Flying Backward


  • Author: Tom Robbins
  • Release Date : 2005-08-30
  • Genre: Essays
  • File Size: 812452 Bytes


Known for his meaty seriocomic novels–expansive works that are simultaneously lowbrow and highbrow–Tom Robbins has also published over the years a number of short pieces, predominantly nonfiction. His travel articles, essays, and tributes to actors, musicians, sex kittens, and thinkers have appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Harper’s, from Playboy to the New York Times, High Times, and Life. A generous sampling, collected here for the first time and including works as diverse as scholarly art criticism and some decidedly untypical country-music lyrics, Wild Ducks Flying Backward offers a rare sweeping overview of the eclectic sensibility of an American original.Whether he is rocking with the Doors, depoliticizing Picasso’s Guer...

Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

Wild Ducks Flying Backward


  • Author : Tom Robbins
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2006-08-29
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553902945


Wild Ducks Flying Backward Book Description :

Known for his meaty seriocomic novels–expansive works that are simultaneously lowbrow and highbrow–Tom Robbins has also published over the years a number of short pieces, predominantly nonfiction. His travel articles, essays, and tributes to actors, musicians, sex kittens, and thinkers have appeared in publications ranging from Esquire to Harper’s, from Playboy to the New York Times, High Times, and Life. A generous sampling, collected here for the first time and including works as diverse as scholarly art criticism and some decidedly untypical country- music lyrics, Wild Ducks Flying Backward offers a rare sweeping overview of the eclectic sensibility of an American original. Whether he is rocking with the Doors, depoliticizing Picasso’s Gue...

Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Wild Ducks Flying Backward


  • Author : Tom Robbins
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553804515


Wild Ducks Flying Backward Book Description :

An entertaining anthology of writings features both nonfiction essays and short stories that cover such topics as art critiques, poetry, country song lyrics, odes to redheads, kissing, Diane Keaton, tomato sandwiches, the Doors, and more. 100,000 first printing....

Wild Ducks Flying Backward
Score: 3
From 7 Ratings

Wild Ducks Flying Backward


  • Author : Tom Robbins
  • Publisher : Random House Australia
  • Release Date : 2012-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781742748498


Wild Ducks Flying Backward Book Description :

The first ever collection of short fiction and nonfiction essays from one of the world's most beloved and original bestselling authors. Wild Ducks Flying Backward is classic Tom Robbins - and a must for fans and newcomers alike. A treasure trove of all new fiction, published here for the first time, and a selection of nonfiction, some in print for the first time and some not in print for decades, it ranges from tributes such as odes to redheads, kissing, Diane Keaton, Leonard Cohen and Ray Kroc - the founder of McDonald's - to musings, travel essays, and art critiques. From short stories to poems and even country song lyrics, this collection will be a rare treat for Tom's throngs of loyal fans of his unique offbeat, metaphorical style - and a perfect...

Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates
Score: 4
From 29 Ratings

Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates


  • Author : Tom Robbins
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2003-06-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 055389790X


Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates Book Description :

Switters is a contradiction for all seasons: an anarchist who works for the government; a pacifist who carries a gun; a vegetarian who sops up ham gravy; a cyberwhiz who hates computers; a man who, though obsessed with the preservation of innocence, is aching to deflower his high-school-age stepsister (only to become equally enamored of a nun ten years his senior). Yet there is nothing remotely wishy-washy about Switters. He doesn’t merely pack a pistol. He is a pistol. And as we dog Switters’s strangely elevated heels across four continents, in and out of love and danger, discovering in the process the “true” Third Secret of Fatima, we experience Tom Robbins—that fearless storyteller, spiritual renegade, and verbal break dancer—at the to...

Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas
Score: 3
From 12 Ratings

Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas


  • Author : Tom Robbins
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2003-06-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0553897918


Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas Book Description :

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. Before the market reopens on Monday, you’re going to have to scramble and scheme to cover your butt, but there’s no way you can anticipate the baffling disappearance of a 300-pound psychic, the fall from grace of a born-again monkey, or the intrusion in your life of a tattooed stranger intent on blowing your mind and most of your fuses. Over these fateful three days, you will be forced to confront everything from mysterious African rituals to legendary amphibians, from tarot-card bombshells to street violence, from your own sexuality to outer space. ...

Jitterbug Perfume
Score: 4.5
From 30 Ratings

Jitterbug Perfume


  • Author : Tom Robbins
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2003-06-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0553897926


Jitterbug Perfume Book Description :

Jitterbug Perfume 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. If the liquid in the bottle actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon because it is leaking and there is only a drop or two left. From the Trade Paperback edition....

Tibetan Peach Pie
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

Tibetan Peach Pie


  • Author : Tom Robbins
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-05-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062267429


Tibetan Peach Pie Book Description :

Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins delivers the long awaited tale of his wild 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. Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have introduced countless readers to natural born hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and problematic redheads. In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns that unparalleled literary sensibility inward, stitching together...

Still Life with Woodpecker
Score: 3.5
From 45 Ratings

Still Life with Woodpecker


  • Author : Tom Robbins
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2003-06-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0553897942


Still Life with Woodpecker Book Description :

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. It also deals with the problem of redheads....

Another Roadside Attraction
Score: 3.5
From 31 Ratings

Another Roadside Attraction


  • Author : Tom Robbins
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2003-06-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0553897888


Another Roadside Attraction Book Description :

“Written with a style and humor that haven’t been seen since Mark Twain.”—Los Angeles Times 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? Another Roadside Attraction answers those questions and a lot more. It tell us, for example, what the sixties were truly all about, not by reporting on the psychedelic decade but by recreating it, from the inside out. In the process, this stunningly original ser...

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Score: 3.5
From 21 Ratings

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues


  • Author : Tom Robbins
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2003-06-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0553897896


Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Book Description :

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. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess literally born to hitchhike, and the freest female of them all. Freedom, its prizes and its prices, is a major theme of Tom Robbins’s classic tale of eccentric adventure. As his robust characters attempt to turn the tables on fate, the reader is drawn along on a tragicomic joyride across the badlands of sexuality, wild rivers of language, and the frontiers of the mind....