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Still Life with Woodpecker
Still Life with Woodpecker
Author: Tom Robbins
Still Life with Woodpecker is sort of a love story that takes place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes.  It reveals the purpose of the moon, explains the difference between criminals and outlaws, examines the conflict between social activism and romantic individualism, and paints a portrait of contemporary society that includes p...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553348972
ISBN-10: 0553348973
Publication Date: 4/1/1990
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 151 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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Helpful Score: 5
If you're not familiar with Tom Robbins' work, this is an excellent jumping on point. It's all about passion, the nature of art, what's really contained in the Vatican vaults, and life on the back of a pack of Camel Cigarettes. You'll be hooked after the first 50 pages or you'll run away screaming. Either way you will definitely be entertained.
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Helpful Score: 5
Probably one of the greatest books I have ever read. There are not many books that I can stomach reading twice, but I have read this book numerous times and I get something new out of it each time. If you are looking for a new view point on life, read this.
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Helpful Score: 3
Tom Robbins has about the most unique take on life I have ever encountered. As with all his stories this book is highly immaginative!
blue13pop avatar reviewed Still Life with Woodpecker on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I first read this book when I was 15, and loved it immediately. I now read it again about every other year, and I discover something else to love about it every time. It's definitely my favorite book. It is simply a fantastic love story, if also a little quirky. But aren't the best love stories full of humor, too? The list in the book of "how to make love stay" is one of my favorite things ever. This is definitely not a typical love story, but if you are a romantic and like things a little left of center, definitely check it out.
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Helpful Score: 1
Robbins, a local native, is at his best here. I am shocked their is no cover available. This is one of my favorite love stories, twisted and bizarre. Read if you are into pyramids, camel cigarettes, and natural contraceptives
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SuzO avatar reviewed Still Life with Woodpecker on + 65 more book reviews
Good read with off beat humor.
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A very silly & wonderful book! Typical Tom Robbins
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Not what I remember reading when I was in my early 20's.
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I great read especially if you are a redhead.
jacquiebeans avatar reviewed Still Life with Woodpecker on + 14 more book reviews
'Still Life' is written so well and is so symbolic that it tends to confuse the less analytical reader. This is a book for those who need a good puzzle in a plot.
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This book is a zany classic, iconic.
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Not my absolute favorite Tom Robbins (that would be Jitterbug Perfume), but still a great, typical Tom Robbins read.
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This is great short attention span reading. It is a great book to take on the bus or to any place you want to read but may have a lot of interruptions. It is a fun read.


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