Book Reviews of Skinny Legs and All

Skinny Legs and All
Skinny Legs and All
Author: Tom Robbins
ISBN-13: 9780553377880
ISBN-10: 0553377884
Publication Date: 11/1/1995
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 133 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Wow... this is exactly my kind of book. Very creative, very unusual, more than a little off-kilter. If you try to describe what happens to anyone who's never read this book, they'll look at you like you're crazy. It's so inventive, so lyrical... Robbins' use of metaphor is simply brilliant, and he follows several different story lines through the book, and you can feel them all careening through the pages, knowing they're converging on a common finale. Definitely a book for open-minded adults, as the racy scenes abound, and the author skewers some long-held beliefs about history and religion. GREAT READ!
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Helpful Score: 4
This book was recommended to me by a substitute teacher when I was a junior in high school. I had a crush on him and would have read anything he recommended. It took me months to get through and I didn't "get" half of it. But I loved it anyway. Then I read it again a few years later and truly understood the genius that is Tom Robbins. This is a fabulous story. If you only read one Tom Robbins book in your life, let it be this one. [But really, you should read them all!]
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Helpful Score: 1
Sometimes funny, sometimes disgusting, always thought-provoking. Humour tossed with the sacred and secular equally. Tom Robbins is a must for the open-mined (and a shock for those who like to believe they are).
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Helpful Score: 1
The best Tom Robbins book ever.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is from 1990, but it deals somewhat with Middle Eastern conflict, just like what's going on in the world today. Otherwise, a very different, humorous, and quirky type of book, where inanimate objects can move and have their own lives! I found it refreshingly different.
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One of my favorite Tom Robbins books. Beautiful.
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not one of my favorite Robbins books, but a good read
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I think Robbins is an acquired taste. Personally I don't really enjoy his work, as it feels like it's trying too hard to be clever. He has so many fans though, that I'm probably missing something. This is a terrible review but I thought I'd throw in my 2 cents.
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I've really enjoyed almost all of Robbins' quirky, inventive, humane storytelling, but this is a duplicate copy of one that I have yet read. If his other books ("Even Cowgirls Get the Blues", "Jitterbug Perfume "Still Life With Woodpecker") are anything to go by, I've no doubt this will be a great read.

"A euphoric wonderwork." -- Los Angeles Times
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How can one explain Tom Robbins? It is uniquely him and great.
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Hilarious. read everything Tom Robbins wrote, well worth the trouble.
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Tom Robbins is in a wild category all his own - hugely entertaining!
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Funny! Any book featuring a motorhome transformed into a big roast turkey has to tickle your interest!
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Never got around to reading this one, but I've heard great things about it.
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I liked Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Better.
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Flat out fabulous.
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This book is very thought provoking and full of descriptive alliterations
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This novel deals with today's most sensitive issues; race, politics, marriage, art, religion, money and lust!
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I haven't read it, I received it from a friend. Robbins has won awards but I'm not a fan of his style of literature.