Book Reviews of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Author: Tom Robbins
ISBN-13: 9780553349498
ISBN-10: 055334949X
Publication Date: 4/1/1990
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 121 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Typical, zany Robbins writing - woven into a story about cowgirls with whips and a girl with oversized thumbs. This is a female-empowering novel and I was impressed with the confident characters Robbins created such as Bonanza Jellybean. He makes them somehow unforgettable and timeless. Quick read - you're in for a wild ride when you pick this one up.
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Helpful Score: 1
If you've ever read Robbins, you know you should be prepared for some craziness; this book is no exception. Hitch a ride with Sissy Hankshaw, it's a memorable ride, indeed!
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Helpful Score: 1
A totally crazy (wonderful) Tom Robbins story...the plot is wild and so are the characters. It's just so much fun, but still with something to think about underneath all the farce.
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Classic Tom Robbins. Fanciful, funny, weird.
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Way better book than movie!
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I like Vonnegut and Christopher Moore better-did not get through the book.
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A lot of men think they know how to write women characters. These characters are like famale versions of males. Just couldn't get into this book. Yucky!
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You gotta like Tom Robbins.
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Strange tale with lots of humorous one-liners. Great for fans of Vonnegut.
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A wacky book on the how a woman's thumbs can make her as intruiging as she is wildly different.
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One of the best examples in history of the book always being better than the movie.
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The Rubber Rose Ranch (all-girl), Sissy Hankshaw (small-town girl with big thumbs), The Countess (gay tycoon of feminine hygiene), and a cast of other outrageous characters make this one wacky, wild read!
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Still funny after all these years.
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A wonderful read that never should have been adapted to the big screen.
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It was a lighthearted read. Enjoyable and fun
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fantastic! tons of fun, but will make you think, too!
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Tom Robbins wrote this book in the early seventies and I see why it's become a classic read. It's hoot. I've read it twice and think it's time to share it.
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Tom Robbins is a great writer - very prolific and one that I enjoy reading everything he puts out. Robbins develops the most outlandish and colorful characters that you can't help yourself but to cheer on.

That being said, I was more entertained by "Jitterbug Perfume" and "Another Roadside Attraction". Don't let this stop you from reading about the only woman in the world born to hitchhike.

I give this book Two Thumbs up!
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good book, have two copies.
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Book Description
Starring Sissy Hanshaw--flawlessly beautiful, almost. A small-town girl with big-time dreams and a quirk to match--hitchhiking her way into your heart, your hopes, and your sleeping bags...

Featuring Bonanza Jellybean and the smooth-riding cowgirls of Rubber Rose Ranch. Chink, lascivious guru of yams and yang. Julian, Mohawk by birth; asthmatic esthete and husband by disposition. Dr. Robbins, preventive psychiatrist and reality instructor...

Follow Sissy's amazing odyssey from Virginia to chic Manhattan to the Dakota Badlands, where FBI agents, cowgirls, and ecstatic whooping cranes explode in a deliciously drawn-out climax...