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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: No Exit Press; Revised edition edition (9 April 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184243022X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842430224
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.9 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 81,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Robbins's comic philosophical musings reveal a flamboyant genius.--"People
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"Still Life with Woodpecker is 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. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.

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This is a light and entertaining book from a word-play genius. What is amazing is the way he weaves so many stories into a tidy, compact little package - almost the size of a pack of cigarettes, as a matter of fact.
This is a story about a tarnished princess, an outlaw bomber with bad teeth, a scene stealing if somewhat undomesticated loyal servant, toads - both real and plastic, an exiled King and his "Oh-Oh, spaghetti-o" Queen, a CIA not-so-secret agent, an outraged Middle Eastern playboy, blackberries, Camels, Ralph Nader, pyramids and aliens from Argon.
What more could you possibly want in a book?
Tom Robbins has a genuine talent for words and puns, and those with active funny bones will be tickled throughout. His casual use of words like "slishy" and phrases like "I have a black belt in haiku" abound, to be discovered with unbridled delight.
This is a book to be enjoyed within one lunar cycle without fear of repercussions.
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i have now read 5 of the 8 books in the robbins canon, and loved them all. so far, i'd recommend this as a first read to anyone embarking on the tr trip - it's just as wonderful as the others, but for a change has a (relatively!) straightforward plotline that allows you to dive straight in. 'zany' is a word frequently used about robbins's writing, and so it is - it's also gripping, hilarious, brilliant, witty, clever, erudite, wise, sexy, surprising and all round wonderful. just a lil suspension of disbelief required - the fact that improbables occur in the storylines is neither here nor there - think of 'em as fabulous. a writer whose every sentence carries a punch of one sort or another. sheer reading delight. and will make you happy - 'it's never too late to have a happy childhood'.
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This book, as with the other Tom Robbins' i've read, has an organic sense of awareness that makes it hard to forget,. The prose itself is beautifull, bringing everything described a life of it's own. In one way this is what the book is about, as explained by the author at the end. And as always TR's philosophies demand that you clarify your own. I can't recommend this book enough for those that enjoy their own thoughts as well as other's.
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"Tilli stroked her Chihuahua. Max's heart made a sound like the sleigh bells on Mrs. Santa Claus's dildo."

Princess Leigh-Cheri a rather naïve red headed young woman with the best of intentions meets self-obsessed, red headed outlaw Bernard.

I really had no idea of what to rate this book I was thinking 1 or 2 stars because I really had no idea what the hell I was reading, but then I came to the conclusion because I don't understand something should I really rate it lower than it truly deserves? I understood the gist of it but a part of me is thinking there's more to the random babbling than meets the eye. It's easy to not appreciate something that you don't understand but I'd like to think I appreciated this book.

Tom Robbins clearly has a very unique writing style. It's very different and only certain people have the ability to pull it off. I think he did a very good job. It might be easier to understand if you are on the same substance as he was when he wrote this book but I don't think it's necessary.

What did annoy me was the constant "oh, oh spaghettio", the constant "last quarter of the twentieth century" and him banging on about his damn typewriter, there's certain orifices that I'd love to shove his typewriter, all this started to annoy me. What does "oh, oh spaghettio" even mean?

This book is weird, it's strange and seems to be just random thoughts all put together but maybe that's the beauty of it.. Maybe that's part of the genius.. Sometimes a whole load of randomness makes the biggest load of sense.

One day I might read another of Robbins' books but until then I'm going to just appreciate the wonders of "Still Life with Woodpecker."
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Tom Robbins has such a unique way of looking at the world that only he could write a love story like this. It foregoes all the usual cliches to present a simple boy-meets-girl story in a way that is enlightening, entertaining and enriching.
This is, quite simply, one of the most magical books I have ever read, and I will never make the same mistakes in love as I did before I read this (well that's the plan!).
Buy it, it will make you laugh and cry in equal measure and it will change your (love) life.
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While the story is semi-engaging, I found Mr. Robbins' writing style very self-conscious (i.e. he comes across as though he thinks a great deal of himself and how clever a writer he is). A lot of his "humor" falls flat (and he seems so doggedly determined to squeeze a joke out of absolutely everything!). In both of the novels I have read from Tom Robbins, the characters remained two-dimensional. In my mind, the great pleasure in reading novels is the feelings you develop for the individuals, their personalities, foibles, etc. But I don't get that from these people.
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I can't really get into this story. I loved the quotes from this book which you can find anywhere on the internet, and I do find these passages really nice. But to get in to the whole storie is impossible for me. Maybe this is because I am not a native speaker, but I have my dificulties with it.
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