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Skinny Legs and All
Skinny Legs and All
Author: Tom Robbins
An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant together across the street from the United Nations.... — It sounds like the beginning of an ethnic joke, but it's the axis around which spins this gutsy, fun-loving, and alarmingly provocative novel, in which a bean can philosophizes, a dessert spoon mystifies, a young waitress takes on the New York art world, ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780553289695
ISBN-10: 0553289691
Publication Date: 3/1/1991
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
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: 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!
Planetbee avatar reviewed Skinny Legs and All on + 31 more book reviews
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.
amberwench avatar reviewed Skinny Legs and All on + 26 more book reviews
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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Hilarious. read everything Tom Robbins wrote, well worth the trouble.
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How can one explain Tom Robbins? It is uniquely him and great.
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not one of my favorite Robbins books, but a good read


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