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ISBN13: 9780553349481
ISBN10: 0553349481
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In this funny, rambling tale about a pair of counterculture roadside attraction operators, Robbins asks: What if Jesus wasn't really resurrected? True to form, his first novel explores spirituality while questioning organized religion and social mores through philosophical parables and clever prose.
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What if the Second Coming didn't quite come off as advertised? What if “the Corpse” on display in that funky roadside zoo is really who they say it is — what does that portend for the future of western civilization? And what if a young clairvoyant named Amanda reestablishes the flea circus as popular entertainment and fertility worship as the principal religious form of our high-tech age? Another Roadside Attraction answers those questions and a lot more. It tell us, for example, what the sixties were truly all about, not by reporting on the psychedelic decade but by recreating it, from the inside out. In the process, this stunningly original seriocomic thriller is fully capable of simultaneously eating a literary hot dog and eroding the borders of the mind.

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"Written with a style and humor that haven't been seen since Mark Twain...it is a prize." Los Angeles Times.

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"Hard to put down because of the sheer brilliance and fun of the writing. The sentiments of Brautigan and the joyously compassionate omniscience of Fielding dance through the pages garbed colorfully in the language of Joyce." Rolling Stone

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Tom Robbins has been called “a vital natural resource” by The Oregonian, “one of the wildest and most entertaining novelists in the world” by the Financial Times of London, and “the most dangerous writer in the world today” by Fernanda Pivano of Italys Corriere della Sera. A Southerner by birth, Robbins has lived in and around Seattle since 1962.

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satin worship, September 25, 2008 (view all comments by satin worship)
I just finished this book, and I have to say Tom Robbins delivered another excellent read. It was a little less cohesive and scintillating than the other works by him I've read.
The story follows Amanda, a very interesting character, as well as a few other characters that are caught up in the world with her. The first half of the story is about Amanda's overly colorful world and the cast of characters in it (and one really huge hot dog). The second half deals with the question: What would you do if you had the corpse of a very powerful figure in your pantry?
It makes some very poignant statements about the world, that are just as true today as they were when he wrote the book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553349481
Author:
Robbins, Tom
Publisher:
Bantam
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Second advent
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Second Advent -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
Bantam ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
Nr. 7
Publication Date:
19900401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.30x5.22x.77 in. .58 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Bantam - English 9780553349481 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

In this funny, rambling tale about a pair of counterculture roadside attraction operators, Robbins asks: What if Jesus wasn't really resurrected? True to form, his first novel explores spirituality while questioning organized religion and social mores through philosophical parables and clever prose.

"Review" by , "Written with a style and humor that haven't been seen since Mark Twain...it is a prize."
"Review" by , "Hard to put down because of the sheer brilliance and fun of the writing. The sentiments of Brautigan and the joyously compassionate omniscience of Fielding dance through the pages garbed colorfully in the language of Joyce."
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