Another Roadside Attraction

Another Roadside Attraction

Book - 1972
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Baker & Taylor
A clairvoyant girl enthralled by the mysterious beauty of butterflies marries the son of Congo missionaries, and the newlyweds set up a roadside zoo

Publisher: New York : Ballantine, 1972, c1971
ISBN: 9780345273307
0345273303
Characteristics: 337 p. ; 18 cm

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tobal53
Jul 07, 2014

librarian: please put this book on order.

KCLSRecommends Apr 25, 2014

Describing the plot: 'Jesus’ body may never have been resurrected but is lying in a tomb in a hot dog stand/zoo in rural Washington state' – doesn’t even begin to describe the myriad attractions of this rambunctious, all-stops-let-out psychedelic assemblage of a book! Robbins manages to pack more mixed metaphors, crazy similes & laugh-a-minute hijinks onto nearly every page than many more acclaimed authors get in their whole book [So many sentences by themselves are quote-worthy and immortal!] He obviously had the grandest time writing this first novel while also imparting some quite original & savvy philosophical insights.

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rUngrich
Nov 01, 2012

Read the book, I think,already. Back
for another try.

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jinzhong
Nov 01, 2012

Outlandish plot, or not much of a plot.Interesting characters and dialog. Witty and sarcastic. Sometimes long monologues just to deliver the author's opinion. Still worth a read. My first Tom Robbins' book (and his first book too). Will try another one, see if it gets any better.

rhertz Sep 17, 2012

Read late July

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doroschelch
Jun 25, 2012

Quirky, outrageous, philosophical as all of Robbins' books - but after reading two or three they do get a bit repetitious...

daymakerdave Nov 22, 2010

Probably my least favorite Tom Robbins book... but still a good story.

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