Anyone read Tom Robbins or listen to Radiohead?  

rm_hnovickchase 32M
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5/19/2006 12:05 pm
Anyone read Tom Robbins or listen to Radiohead?

I haven't found one person on this site that is interested in the literary sphinxes spun by Tom Robbins in his seven or so novels. If you haven't read or even heard of this guy, pick up "Jitterbug Perfume" or "Still Life with Woodpecker". I would equate his style, wordplay, and thematic content to that of a 21st-century Willy Shakespeare. Check out this passage from "Still Life with Woodpecker":

“Tequila, scorpion honey, harsh dew of the doglands, essence of Aztec, crema de cacti; tequila, oily and thermal like the sun in solution; tequila, liquid geometry of passion; Tequila, the buzzard god who copulates in midair with the ascending souls of dying virgins; tequila, firebug in the house of good taste; O tequila, savage water of sorcery, what confusion and mischief your sly, rebellious drops do generate!”
-Tom Robbins, "Still Life With Woodpecker"

Anyway, as you can see, this guy is about as serious as fiction gets.

On another note, does anyone hear listen to Radiohead?
I'll be ranting about them on a later date.
Be prepared.


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