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Tom Robbins (1) (1932–)

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About the Author

Tom Robbins is a writer, novelist, editor, and journalist. He was born in Blowing Rock, North Carolina on July 22, 1936. Robbins studied journalism at Washington and Lee for two years and later graduated from the Richmond Professional Institute in 1961. He attended the Graduate School of Far mostrar mais Eastern Studies at the University of Washington. From 1957 to 1960, Robbins served in the U.S. Air Force stationed in Korea as a meteorologist. During his years in the service he took courses in Japanese culture and aesthetics in Tokyo. After the military, Robbins took a job as a copy editor at the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Robbins later worked as feature editor and art critic at the Seattle Times and part time at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Robbins published the novel, Another Roadside Attraction in 1971. Other books include Even Cowgirls Get the Blues and Still Life With Woodpecker. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues was made into a 1996 film directed by Gus Van Sant. Robbins has also acted in such films as Made in Heaven and Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle. A documentary entitled, Tom Robbins: A Writer in the Rain was made in 1997. In 2014, his title Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life, made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) Tom Robbins is a Southerner by birth, Robbins has lived in & around Seattle since 1962. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos

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Drinking, Smoking and Screwing: Great Writers on Good Times (1994) — Contribuinte — 337 cópias
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Contribuinte — 160 cópias
After Yesterday's Crash: The Avant-Pop Anthology (1995) — Contribuinte — 66 cópias
The Collected Works of Jim Morrison: Poetry, Journals, Transcripts, and Lyrics (1996) — Prefácio, algumas edições64 cópias
Richmond Noir (1898) — Prefácio — 55 cópias
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues [1993 film] (1993) — Novel — 17 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1977 (1977) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Natural Skagit : a journey from mountains to sea (2008) — Introdução — 13 cópias


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A book I stuck with if only to say I had read it. In most ways reads like the 70s novel it is. A bit dated, a touch too wacky, and an unsatisfying ending, left this reader cold. Not my cup of tea I suppose.
skid0612 | outras 50 resenhas | Feb 28, 2024 |
I liked parts of this a lot, but some of the characters (including the narrator) were sooooo long winded. When I was younger I'm sure I would've been ape over this book, but now I feel annoyed that it all sounded like Robbins' own diatribe against death and seriousness. Nearly all the characters talk in the same voice and the message is way too message-y.

At the same time, Robbins has such a fun style and everything is so wacky it's hard not to smile when you're reading this.

And--this is totally random--when I was reading the part about the four elements, I suddenly became really upset about the band Earth, Wind & Fire. What did they have against Water? (According to Wikipedia, it has something to do with the band leader's astrological sign.)

If you're looking for an excuse to take hot baths, have lots of sex, breathe rhythmically, eat hella beets, and live forever, this book is your ticket!
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LibrarianDest | outras 85 resenhas | Jan 3, 2024 |
I've had a few conversations that remind me of this book: always with a fast-talker armed with cheesy jokes, half-baked notions, and conspiracy theories, salted with tasteless stereotypes, but interesting and weird enough that I want to hear just a little more. But I do always feel relief when it's over...
mmparker | outras 74 resenhas | Oct 24, 2023 |
See the review of 'Even Cowgirls Get the Blues'.
mykl-s | outras 45 resenhas | Aug 13, 2023 |



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