Half Asleep In Frog Pyjamas

Half Asleep In Frog Pyjamas Author Tom Robbins
ISBN-10 9781409010395
Release 2010-10-31
Pages 400
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When the stock market crashes on the Thursday before Easter, you - an ambitious, though ineffectual and not entirely ethical young broker - are convinced you are facing the Weekend From Hell.You don't know the half of it! Obviously, before the market reopens on Monday, you're going to have to scramble and scheme to cover your butt, but there's no way you can anticipate the baffling disappearance of a 300-pound psychic, the fall from grace of a born-again monkey, or the intrusion in your life of a tattooed stranger intent on blowing your mind and most of your fuses. Over these fateful three days, you are jerked from one trial and one revelation to another; forced to confront things ranging from mysterious African rituals to legendary amphibians, from tarot card bombshells to street violence, from your own sexuality to outer space.The weekend isn't from Hell, it's from Sirius the Dog Star. And by the time it's over, the glide path of your destiny has been knocked widely askew.You may or may not be a better person, you may or may not have found love, the world may or may not be a different place, yet cosmic connections have been established that cannot be broken.And as an indication of just how strange it has all become, you - prosaic, materialistic, irritable you - are left with a complete understanding of the surprisingly serious phrase 'half asleep in frog pajamas'.



Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas Author Tom Robbins
ISBN-10 9780553897913
Release 2003-06-17
Pages 400
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When the stock market crashes on the Thursday before Easter, you—an ambitious, although ineffectual and not entirely ethical young broker—are convinced that you’re facing the Weekend from Hell. Before the market reopens on Monday, you’re going to have to scramble and scheme to cover your butt, but there’s no way you can anticipate the baffling disappearance of a 300-pound psychic, the fall from grace of a born-again monkey, or the intrusion in your life of a tattooed stranger intent on blowing your mind and most of your fuses. Over these fateful three days, you will be forced to confront everything from mysterious African rituals to legendary amphibians, from tarot-card bombshells to street violence, from your own sexuality to outer space. This is, after all, a Tom Robbins novel—and the author has never been in finer form. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas Author Tom Robbins
ISBN-10 9780553377873
Release 1995
Pages 386
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After the stock market crashes on the Thursday before Easter, an ambitious but ineffectual young stockbroker faces a mind-blowing, destiny-altering weekend of scheming to escape blame and coping with a mysterious stranger



Tom Robbins

Tom Robbins Author Tom Robbins
ISBN-10 0553675958
Release 2002-10-01
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Presents a collection of three novels--"Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," "Jitterbug Perfurme," and "Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas."



Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates Author Tom Robbins
ISBN-10 9781742748474
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 417
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No novelist sees the world in all its mesmerising contradictions like Tom Robbins, the New York Times bestselling author of Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas. In his biggest novel yet, Robbins explores, challenges, mocks and celebrates virtually every major aspect of our millennial era In Fierce Invalids From Hot Climates the fearless, inimitable and always entertaining Tom Robbins brings on stage the most complex and compelling character he has ever created. Switters is a contradiction for all seasons: an anarchist who works for the government, a pacifist who carries a gun, a vegetarian who sops up ham gravy, a cyberwhiz who hates computers, a robust bon vivant to can be as squeamish as any fop; a man, who, though obsessed with the preservation of innocence, is aching to deflower his high-school age stepsister (and later becomes enamoured of a nun ten years his senior). Yet there's nothing remotely wishy washy about Switters. He doesn't merely pack a pistol. He is a pistol.Robbins has said that throughout the writing of Fierce Invalids From Hot Climates he was guided by the advice of Julia Child: "Learn to handle hot things. Keep your knives sharp. Above all, have a good time."



Villa Incognito

Villa Incognito Author Tom Robbins
ISBN-10 9781742748481
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 240
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Imagine that there are American MIAs who chose to remain missing after the Vietnam War... Imagine that there is a family in which four generations of strong, alluring women have shared a mysterious connection to an outlandish figure from Japanese folklore. Imagine just those things (don't even try to imagine the love story) and you'll have a foretaste of this inimitable Tom Robbins' book. Love, lust and wickedly provocative ideas abound. This is perhaps his most beautifully crafted novel - and the most fun to read.



Wild Ducks Flying Backward

Wild Ducks Flying Backward Author Tom Robbins
ISBN-10 9781742748498
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 261
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The first ever collection of short fiction and nonfiction essays from one of the world's most beloved and original bestselling authors. Wild Ducks Flying Backward is classic Tom Robbins - and a must for fans and newcomers alike. A treasure trove of all new fiction, published here for the first time, and a selection of nonfiction, some in print for the first time and some not in print for decades, it ranges from tributes such as odes to redheads, kissing, Diane Keaton, Leonard Cohen and Ray Kroc - the founder of McDonald's - to musings, travel essays, and art critiques. From short stories to poems and even country song lyrics, this collection will be a rare treat for Tom's throngs of loyal fans of his unique offbeat, metaphorical style - and a perfect introduction for newcomers to his prodigious talent. With almost three million copies of his novels sold, Robbins is one of those rare novelists to approach rock-star status, attracting sellout crowds at his personal appearances in the US and abroad. He is the author of eight juicy, daring and totally original novels.



Another Roadside Attraction

Another Roadside Attraction Author Tom Robbins
ISBN-10 0553897888
Release 2003-06-17
Pages 352
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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 f 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Skinny Legs and All

Skinny Legs and All Author Tom Robbins
ISBN-10 9780553897937
Release 2003-06-17
Pages 432
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SKINNY LEGS AND ALL: An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant together across the street from the United Nations.... It sounds like the beginning of an ethnic joke, but it's the axis around which spins this gutsy, fun-loving, and alarmingly provocative novel, in which a bean can philosophizes, a dessert spoon mystifies, a young waitress takes on the New York art world, and a rowdy redneck welder discovers the lost god of Palestine--while the illusions that obscure humanity's view of the true universe fall away, one by one, like Salome's veils. Skinny Legs and All deals with today's most sensitive issues: race, politics, marriage, art, religion, money, and lust. It weaves lyrically through what some call the "end days" of our planet. Refusing to avert its gaze from the horrors of the apocalypse, it also refuses to let the alleged end of the world spoil its mood. And its mood is defiantly upbeat. In the gloriously inventive Tom Robbins style, here are characters, phrases, stories, and ideas that dance together on the page, wild and sexy, like Salome herself. Or was it Jezebel? From the Hardcover edition.



Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Author Tom Robbins
ISBN-10 9780553897890
Release 2003-06-17
Pages 384
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The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all “bursting with dimples and hormones”—and the FBI has never seen anything quite like them. Yet their rebellion at the Rubber Rose Ranch is almost overshadowed by the arrival of the legendary Sissy Hankshaw, a white-trash goddess literally born to hitchhike, and the freest female of them all. Freedom, its prizes and its prices, is a major theme of Tom Robbins’s classic tale of eccentric adventure. As his robust characters attempt to turn the tables on fate, the reader is drawn along on a tragicomic joyride across the badlands of sexuality, wild rivers of language, and the frontiers of the mind. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Tibetan Peach Pie

Tibetan Peach Pie Author Tom Robbins
ISBN-10 9780062267429
Release 2014-05-27
Pages 384
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Internationally bestselling novelist and American icon Tom Robbins delivers the long awaited tale of his wild life and times, both at home and around the globe. Tom Robbins’ warm, wise, and wonderfully weird novels—including Still Life With Woodpecker, Jitterbug Perfume, and Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates—provide an entryway into the frontier of his singular imagination. Madcap but sincere, pulsating with strong social and philosophical undercurrents, his irreverent classics have introduced countless readers to natural born hitchhiking cowgirls, born-again monkeys, a philosophizing can of beans, exiled royalty, and problematic redheads. In Tibetan Peach Pie, Robbins turns that unparalleled literary sensibility inward, stitching together stories of his unconventional life, from his Appalachian childhood to his globetrotting adventures —told in his unique voice that combines the sweet and sly, the spiritual and earthy. The grandchild of Baptist preachers, Robbins would become over the course of half a century a poet-interruptus, an air force weatherman, a radio dj, an art-critic-turned-psychedelic-journeyman, a world-famous novelist, and a counter-culture hero, leading a life as unlikely, magical, and bizarre as those of his quixotic characters. Robbins offers intimate snapshots of Appalachia during the Great Depression, the West Coast during the Sixties psychedelic revolution, international roving before homeland security monitored our travels, and New York publishing when it still relied on trees. Written with the big-hearted comedy and mesmerizing linguistic invention for which he is known, Tibetan Peach Pie is an invitation into the private world of a literary legend.



B Is for Beer

B Is for Beer Author Tom Robbins
ISBN-10 9780061914546
Release 2009-04-21
Pages 128
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A Children's Book About Beer? Yes, believe it or not—but B Is for Beer is also a book for adults, and bear in mind that it's the work of maverick bestselling novelist Tom Robbins, inter-nationally known for his ability to both seriously illuminate and comically entertain. nce upon a time (right about now) there was a planet (how about this one?) whose inhabitants consumed thirty-six billion gallons of beer each year (it's a fact, you can Google it). Among those affected, each in his or her own way, by all the bubbles, burps, and foam, was a smart, wide-eyed, adventurous kindergartner named Gracie; her distracted mommy; her insensitive dad; her non-conformist uncle; and a magical, butt-kicking intruder from a world within our world. Populated by the aforementioned characters—and as charming as it may be subversive—B Is for Beer involves readers, young and old, in a surprising, far-reaching investigation into the limits of reality, the transformative powers of children, and, of course, the ultimate meaning of a tall, cold brewski.



Still Life with Woodpecker

Still Life with Woodpecker Author Tom Robbins
ISBN-10 0553897942
Release 2003-06-17
Pages 288
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Jitterbug Perfume

Jitterbug Perfume Author Tom Robbins
ISBN-10 0553897926
Release 2003-06-17
Pages 352
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Jitterbug Perfume is an epic. Which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn’t conclude until nine o’clock tonight (Paris time). It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle. The bottle is blue, very, very old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god. If the liquid in the bottle actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon because it is leaking and there is only a drop or two left. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Conversations with Tom Robbins

Conversations with Tom Robbins Author Tom Robbins
ISBN-10 1604738278
Release 2011
Pages 202
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This volume contains more than 20 interviews with the acclaimed author of "Another Roadside Attraction, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Still Life With Woodpecker, B Is for Beer," and many other novels.



Millennium Messiahs and Mayhem

Millennium  Messiahs  and Mayhem Author Thomas Robbins
ISBN-10 9781136049903
Release 2013-10-28
Pages 332
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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



The Glorious Cause

The Glorious Cause Author Jeff Shaara
ISBN-10 9780345458681
Release 2010-12-29
Pages 656
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In Rise to Rebellion, bestselling author Jeff Shaara captured the origins of the American Revolution as brilliantly as he depicted the Civil War in Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure. Now he continues the amazing saga of how thirteen colonies became a nation, taking the conflict from kingdom and courtroom to the bold and bloody battlefields of war. It was never a war in which the outcome was obvious. Despite their spirit and stamina, the colonists were outmanned and outfought by the brazen British army. General George Washington found his troops trounced in the battles of Brooklyn and Manhattan and retreated toward Pennsylvania. With the future of the colonies at its lowest ebb, Washington made his most fateful decision: to cross the Delaware River and attack the enemy. The stunning victory at Trenton began a saga of victory and defeat that concluded with the British surrender at Yorktown, a moment that changed the history of the world. The despair and triumph of America’s first great army is conveyed in scenes as powerful as any Shaara has written, a story told from the points of view of some of the most memorable characters in American history. There is George Washington, the charismatic leader who held his army together to achieve an unlikely victory; Charles Cornwallis, the no-nonsense British general, more than a match for his colonial counterpart; Nathaniel Greene, who rose from obscurity to become the finest battlefield commander in Washington’s army; The Marquis de Lafayette, the young Frenchman who brought a soldier’s passion to America; and Benjamin Franklin, a brilliant man of science and philosophy who became the finest statesman of his day. From Nathan Hale to Benedict Arnold, William Howe to “Light Horse” Harry Lee, from Trenton and Valley Forge, Brandywine and Yorktown, the American Revolution’s most immortal characters and poignant moments are brought to life in remarkable Shaara style. Yet, The Glorious Cause is more than just a story of the legendary six-year struggle. It is a tribute to an amazing people who turned ideas into action and fought to declare themselves free. Above all, it is a riveting novel that both expands and surpasses its beloved author’s best work.