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Still Life with Woodpecker

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ISBN13: 9780553348972
ISBN10: 0553348973
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Still Life with Woodpecker is a 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 powerful Arabs, exiled royalty, and pregnant cheerleaders. It also deals with the problem of redheads.

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“Robbins's comic philosophical musings reveal a flamboyant genius." People

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Still Life with Woodpecker is a 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 powerful Arabs, exiled royalty, and pregnant cheerleaders. It also deals with the problem of redheads.

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Tom Robbins is the author of eight novels. When not roaming, he lives in the Seattle area.

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Rachel C, September 12, 2011 (view all comments by Rachel C)
This is my all time favorite novel. Tom Robbins is a quirky, unconventional genius. There are so many hidden gems and nuggets of wisdom in this book. It is at times poignant, laugh out loud hilarious, and smart. It is always smart. True to Robbins' style it is unique in it's own right. And as a redhead, I love that "the trouble with redheads" is explored in this book. I first read it in my teens and it has stuck with me up to my mid 20s, and is something I will one day pass down to my own children when they are of age.
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Maggie_S, December 1, 2010 (view all comments by Maggie_S)
The question, "What makes love stay?" In attempting an answer we learn of the significance of the pyramids on a pack of Camel cigarettes, why red-heads are so fiery, and what, exactly, Argon has to do with everything. Alas, we never do find out what happened to the golden ball. I wish I could memorize the book so that I could then throw it at all those guys who think they're so enlightened and philisophical.
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Davey929, December 27, 2009 (view all comments by Davey929)
This book is an example of Tom Robbins' surprising, bizarre ideas, which make completely logical sense when you are reading, but sound impossible when you try to explain the plot to a friend. I find that quoting this book is far too easy to do--the concepts are easily applied to everyday life and conversation, and Robbins always makes me smile.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553348972
Author:
Robbins, Tom
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Humorous stories, American
Subject:
Revolutionaries
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Anarchists
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Revolutionaries -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bantam trade paperback reissue.
Series Volume:
no. 13
Publication Date:
19900431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.30x5.17x.75 in. .53 lbs.

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"Review" by , “Robbins's comic philosophical musings reveal a flamboyant genius."
"Synopsis" by , Still Life with Woodpecker is a 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 powerful Arabs, exiled royalty, and pregnant cheerleaders. It also deals with the problem of redheads.
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