Still Life with Woodpecker

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  • Title: Still Life with Woodpecker
  • Author: Tom Robbins
  • ISBN: 9781842430224
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Paperback

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About “Tom Robbins

  • Tom Robbins

    Thomas Eugene Robbins born July 22, 1936 in Blowing Rock, North Carolina is an American author His novels are complex, often wild stories with strong social undercurrents, a satirical bent, and obscure details His novel Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 1976 was made into a movie in 1993 directed by Gus Van Sant.

479 thoughts on “Still Life with Woodpecker

  • I first read this book in 1981 or thereabouts when I was married to my first husband I had three children and felt completely trapped in a dangerously toxic, dead end relationship that I saw no way out of Still Life with Woodpecker, than anything else, is about CHOICE About using it, about the freedom it offers, and about being willing to accept the consequences for exerting it Sometimes I would be reading and have to close the book up suddenly because I couldn t handle the implications in my o [...]


  • Let me first tell you that I dislike modern jazz You know the type the free form kind that only musicians can appreciate I dislike it because it abandons all the structural qualities that I find appealing about old fashioned jazz and is all about technical skill What does this have to do with this book The comparison came to me early on in reading this book which I begrudgingly forced myself to finish I liken modern jazz to watching a performer masturbate musically on stage, getting off on playi [...]


  • Who knows how to make love stay 1 Tell love you are going to the Junior s Deli on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn to pick up a cheesecake, and if love stays, it can have half It will stay.2 Tell love you want a memento of it and obtain a lock of its hair Burn the hair in a dime store incense burner with yin yang symbols on three sides Face southwest Talk fast over the burning hair in a convincingly exotic language Remove the ashes of the burnt hair and use them to paint a mustache on your face Find [...]



  • I learned that if you have red hair you can write a crappy book and people will love it I could have written this book in college The jokes were forced, the premise was too ridiculous to take seriously, and the payoff was weak, weak, weak It was little than a sophmoric creative writing assignment taken, like, way too far Plus if you can t write female characters to be anything then complex sexual fantasies you should just not even try I got the sense that the lengthy passages discussing the ma [...]



  • As my lack of stars indicate, this book is ok However, the Best thing about the book is the following quote one of the most influential in my life How can one person be real than any other Well, some people do hide and others seek Maybe those who are in hiding escaping encounters, avoiding surprises, protecting their property, ignoring their fantasies, restricting their feelings, sitting out the Pan pipe hootchy kootch of experience maybe those people, people who won t talk to rednecks, or if t [...]


  • The most important thing is love, said Leigh Cheri I know that now There s no point in saving the world if it means losing the moon Leigh Cheri sent that message to Bernard through his attorney The message continued, I m not quite 20, but, thanks to you, I ve learned something that many women these days never learn Prince Charming really is a toad And the Beautiful Princess has halitosis The bottom line is that a people are never perfect, but love can be, b that is the one and only way that the [...]


  • Reading this book is like being invited over to someone s house for dinner, and finding that they re serving you a buffet of artisanal maraschino cherries they ve made At first you re like, Oh, how whimsical Then you re like Oh, and you flavored this one with cardamom How clever of you And then you re like Oh, another one I really shouldn t and as your host just keeps piling on artisanal maraschino cherries they crafted from hand telling you how each one corresponds to an orgasm by a famous hist [...]


  • 10 0 , , , , 5 106 , 21,2 , 13 23 , 3 Halloween , , , dnf 2014 Hidden Faces, , 2 it was okay Oh oh, spaghetti o , , x4 BookTuber Better Than Food Book Reviews, Life is way too short to read bullshit , so , , , , .


  • My favorite book of all time I used a quote from this book in my wedding vows It is funny, silly, and romantic.


  • gotta say this is my favorite book of all time, expertly written like prose than an actual novel who can resist a book whose first sentence is if this typewriter can t do it, then fuck it, it can t be done


  • Non mai troppo tardi per farsi un infanzia felice Strampalato, divertente, romantico, ironico, commovente, surreale, illogico e anche profondo a suo modo Leggere questo libro stata una corsa a perdifiato per tenere il passo di Tom Robbins, a volte arrancando, ma sempre con un espressione beata sul viso.Re e regine, principi azzurri bombaroli e principesse dai capelli rossi, rospi, pacchetti di Camel, macchine da scrivere saputelle, lunacezione e su tutto, sotto tutto, dentro tutto sorge una doma [...]


  • I remember over the years, I would come across Still Life with Woodpecker every now and then in bookshops and book bazaars Each time, I would take it in my hands, read the backcover and put it back on the shelve I don t know why, although it seemed interesting to me, something always stopped me from buying it Of course I was aware of all the praise about it but that is never enough for me to want to read a book.I think I get why it became such a big success all over the world Its romantic and at [...]


  • Edit, Jan 2013 Funny story, I m one of those people who totally loves Tom Robbins now, in part for a bunch of the reasons that I decided I didn t like him originally What can I say, tastes change, and I ve come to respect him a ton in part, for his incredible similes metaphors, which are worth anyone who ever wants to write picking up one of his books for.Original review I m not one of those people who hates or loves Tom Robbins, which I guess puts me in the minority.I m a redhead, thus why I ch [...]


  • The ninth book I read on my commute in 2007 I read this right after Ulysses, as kind of a palate cleanser, since Tom Robbins is pretty far from James Joyce But I kept thinking as I read this one about how both it and Ulysses were so very much products of their respective times Ulysses of Ireland in the 1930s, and Still Life with Woodpecker of the U.S in the 1970s.The example that amused me the most is that, in SLWW, a certain famous figure is held up with great reverence and love and that figure [...]


  • When my brother gave me this book for Christmas, he told me to drink in the writing Or something to that effect Whatever it was, he heaped praise on Robbins use of language Several people in my family had read this, or some other Tom Robbins book, and they all enthusiastically agreed that reading him was a pleasure unto itself, above and beyond the enjoyment one gets from reading the actual story I was promised an actual Reading Experience, and that promise was fulfilled in spades.Reading Robbin [...]


  • Oh my goodness, how is that I always forget how much I love Tom Robbins The man knows how to turn a phrase that is without equal in modern literature If my funny bone could write love songs they would sound like him.I find it hilarious that he writes constant asides about the typewriter that he s using, the Remington SL3 I can t tell if this is because the asides are actually funny or if it s because I have a long and storied history with that same beast of a machine When I was young, eight or n [...]


  • this was the first robbins i ever read i loved this book the story is ridiculously wonderful his writing style is light and fast this is easy and fun stuff.i do love how i was introduced to this book and to the author the summer before i moved to dc i was living in oklahoma city, living with my best friend and working for an environmental group going door to door collecting money and signatures we usually traveled from okc to tulsa which also meant a meal on the road one particular day this new [...]


  • I expected crazy weird awesome So far it s To sum up, I looked forward to reading this and walked away very disappointed.Not sure if I ll ever bother writing a proper review or quoting any of the god awful similes, stupidly inane tangents, or sententiously prosaic truths.


  • Tonight I feel generous Tonight I feel enchanted by the purpose of the moon So tonight, I will allow four glittering stars to orbit this frustrating crank of a novel Without parroting the sensible assertions from the hundred or so Goodreaders, let me be brief and say I agree, in part, with every criticism and praise in some small way about Robbins I do And yes, this book does contain sentences like As he throbbed in her throat, pumping jet after jet of that steamy translucent mucilage with which [...]


  • 4.5 starsTom Robbins captures my mind and imagination in his quirky, eccentric, bizarre, and outlandish story of a Princess and her love interest I actually went to the dictionary to look up the word Quirky Quirky means lovable because of your faults, not in spite of them The perfect word for this story Tom Robbins is in a class all his own His humor is closely related to Carl Hiassen, Tim Dorsey, John Kennedy Toole in his classic buffoonery, A Confederacy of Dunces By the way, is my favorite no [...]


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  • zg rl k kanunsuz h le getirilince sadece kanun ka aklar zg r olacak Bu, Anacortes de g r lm bir duvar yaz s d r ve ben bu lafa m Ben de a m Bu lafa de il belki ama, genel olarak, birisine ve bir ok eylere a m Ve diyorum ki a k zerine yaz lm en harika eydi bu okudu um Tom Robbins in bu pek nl , Remington SL3 nden kma roman nicedir akl mdayd zaten, k smet bir stanbul zmir aras nda okuyup bitirmekteymi Sa ma sapan ili kilerin ya and , sa ma sapan bir a da a k ve zg rl k zerine yaz lm bir roman ki b [...]


  • Ay nda renklenmi dinamit lokumlar yla tatlanm s rad bir hikayeydi Karakterler, zaman ve mekan e lenceli ve anlat m fazlas yla yazara zg yd Keyifle okudum tavsiye ederim


  • Robbins has one of the most unique narratives I ve encountered He s genuinely funny, witty, and shares a penchant for the absurd and punny He s a wordsmith and throughout his writing one can t help but feel that he s full force funneling a rabid faucet of clever and meaningless musings constantly streaming through his hyper associative mind Woodpecker is, at heart, a take on a classic fairytale story disguised in an absurd set of characters and an abnormal setting Robbins leads one through his m [...]


  • Oh my goodness gracious where to begin with this one This thing was nuts, absolutely crazy or was it I don t know It confused me, befuddled me, induced laughter and suppressed snickers at inopportune moments, made me cringe and blush at its crudeness and lewdness over the years I ve heard tons of street slang describing human genitalia but never before have I heard a vagina referred to as peachfish or peachclam , pushed me to reconsider 1970s U.S history, conjured up images of Patty Hearst, aka [...]


  • I ve been trying to think of how to review this book, but the only things that come to mind are metaphors for other senses it s hue saturation is high, and it s gritty, bluesey and edgy the way Led Zeppelin is Metal The plot tends towards the absurd, which allows the story to perform some philosophical acrobatics without giving into the pedantic or pretentious Robbins tends to express these sorts of things in dichotomy outlaws as opposed to criminals, activism as opposed to idealism, ideas versu [...]


  • A relative who rarely reads fiction recommended this author, so I knew he had to be good I ll definitely read him again Robbins manages to skewer just about every facet of American society all while developing a colorful cast of characters who manage to become compelling in spite of being beyond cartoonish.It s one of those books that makes you wonder what the author was smoking, so you have to be in the mood for the absurd when you read it If you re never in that mood, beware, because, as Robbi [...]


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