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Thread: Still Life With Woodpecker - Tom Robbins

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    Still Life With Woodpecker - Tom Robbins

    I know you shouldn't judge the book by the cover, but that's exactly what I did when I bought Still Life With Woodpecker. The write up on the back was intriguing and the cover is a pack of Camel cigarettes (with addition of Woodpecker, match and stick of dynamite). Being an ex-camel smoker I decided I had to have this book. Well, and the read? Weird and totally wonderful! Smoking doesn't feature in it but firestarting (in many unexpected ways) does. It's an anti-fairy tale complete with princess (fallen on hard times) and frog, rip-roaringly funny and ingenious. Im glad the cover caught my eye!

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    This is the book that started my love affiar with Tom Robbins. My sister lent me this book to read and I could hardly even put it down, and after reading it I began my quest to buy anything by the author I could find. And I was not disspointed.

    I think his writing is truly genius.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    After reading "Jitterbug perfume" i realised that:
    a) i love Tom Robbins
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    b) all his books must be on my reading list.
    The woodpecker is the next book i am going to read
    Through the darkness of future past
    the magician longs to see
    one chance out between two worlds
    'Fire walk with me.'


    Twin Peaks

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