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Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas
Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas
Author: Tom Robbins
ISBN-13: 9780553076257
ISBN-10: 0553076256
Publication Date: 8/1/1994
Pages: 386
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
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Typical fast and wild Robbins. Loved it.
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Vintage Robbins, with a happy mixture of the real and the fanciful, the earthy and the zen, Half Asleep takes on a stock market crash, a disappearing psychic, African tribal rituals, and much more.
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Robbins offers a wild and wacky trip featuring, among other things, a stock market crash and various philosophies about meaning and the origins of cultures. Gwen, an endangered stockbroker, is involved with strait-laced Belford and his born-again monkey. When she is attracted to Larry-who has cancer and is currently between trips to Timbuktu-she must choose among the American dream, the Timbuktu alternate, and something else. The book is a whirlwind of mad incidents, semiprofound observations, and an endless supply of great lines. The author of Skinny Legs and All (LJ 3/1/90) has come up with a very funny book that might incite a bit of thinking as well as laughter.
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Not too bad fare from Tom Robbins. The narrative hook of the author breaking the "third wall" is a bit played with his work, but still a decent read none the less.
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Wildly entertaining.
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A wild ride, great for someone who likes books that are fast paced and random.
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This is the first book I've read by Tom Robbins. Controversial yet up-beat and comical at the same time. I decent read for someone who is looking for something different.
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This is my second fave by Tom Robbins (Still Life with Woodpecker is numero uno!). You will not want to put this down and it will have you laughing until you ache!
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I have to admit there were some slow parts, but I loved the twist and turns. I love how he twist unfictional information in this fictional book. The ending makes up for the slow parts.
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Very funny in a quirky way. Written in second person which obviously pretty rare, but thats what makes this book so interesting it isn't the character doing the actions its YOU. Filled with characters that you easily start to love because of the crazy things they do and they wild things that happen to them.
Definitely worth the read. Filled with sarcastic humor and mystery.
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I am a huge Tom Robbins fan, but this wasn't one of my favorites. You can give it a try, if you want.
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I love Tom Robbins. This is another typical Robbins novel with lots of alternative ideas. My second favorite of his, after "Jitterbug Perfume".
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I'm a big Tom Robbins fan but this book was hard to get into. I can usually read them straight through in one sitting, but this one took me over two weeks to read.
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Yeah, this one has to be my least favorite, but if you're a Tom Robbins fan, you'll probably like it.

The second-person, Choose Your Own Adventure-type thing it had going on was kind of a tiresome gimmick.
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Loved this book-funny, cynical, drama-I think it will appeal to everyone, especially Robbins fans.
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Tom Robbins is wacky and random and funny as hell. This book seemed to have a bit more of an agenda, but I'm pretty good at ignoring that when I want to.
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Robbins offers a wild and wacky trip featuring, among other things, a stock market crash and various philosophies about meaning and the origins of cultures. Gwen, an endangered stockbroker, is involved with strait-laced Belford and his born-again monkey. When she is attracted to Larry-who has cancer and is currently between trips to Timbuktu-she must choose among the American dream, the Timbuktu alternate, and something else. The book is a whirlwind of mad incidents, semiprofound observations, and an endless supply of great lines. The author of Skinny Legs and All (LJ 3/1/90) has come up with a very funny book that might incite a bit of thinking as well as laughter.