I had thoroughly enjoyed the rest of Tom Robbins' novels over the years, so I was excited to finally be able to read this, his first. Honestly, this book didn't impress me from the get-go, and I was kind of disappointed with it; in my mind it took a while to pick up. But, oh, when it did, it lassoed me in just like all his other books had in the past. So give it a chance!
My favorite novel by this hilarious wordsmith. And I'm not just saying so because my stepdaughter is named for the heroine of this wacky tale. So, so, so funny. Buckle up and enjoy the ride through this novelist's inventive, yet familiar, psyche. Recommended!
This is the book that swept me into the world of Tom Robbins. It is fun, imaginative, daring, and Tom is at his best when he "writes what wants to be written" - using his completely unique style of metaphorical writing. Fantastic!!!