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Jitterbug Perfume By Tom Robbins Jitterbug Perfume 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
  • Title: Jitterbug Perfume
  • Author: Tom Robbins
  • ISBN: 9781842430354
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jitterbug Perfume By Tom Robbins 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 bottleJitterbug 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 is 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.
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    1. 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.

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    1. Well, I officially don t get Tom Robbins People have recommended him on the basis of comparisons toDouglas Adams, but Adams is, you know, funny Here s what seems to pass for humor in a Tom Robbins novel beets the very existence of , a woman getting stung in a delicate place by a bee, and lesbians the very existence of And here s the kind of prose you can look forward to The sky, layered with thin altostratus clouds and smog, appeared to reflect human suffering and failed to awaken in Claude visi [...]


    2. Before I knew that magical realism was a thing, I loved Tom Robbins Before I fell hard for postmodernism, I fell for Tom Robbins Before I had developed a literary taste that I can be proud of, there was the beacon of hope for me that is Tom Robbins.There aren t many things I loved in high school that I still love now Listening to the same Dashboard Confessional CD on infinite repeat, running to Livejournal to unselfconsciously document every oh so significant spike in my emotional temperature an [...]


    3. post read Ohhhh, I really missed reading Robbins What fun This book was both and less wonderful than I d remembered More because I d forgotten just what a superb stylist Robbins is see mid read comments His plots are intricate, his characters are rendered in wonderful detail, down to the distinctive vocal stylings His ideas, though perhaps a smidge stale twenty five years on, are still interesting and fun and clever and smart, intellectual, but not in a showy or pedantic way Plus there s that a [...]



    4. I m going to add many quotes from this book and not indulge too much in the plot.Like Gabriel Garc a M rquez s One Hundred Years of Solitude, and my recent read of Jonathan Carroll s The Land Of Laughs, this book took me into a maze of philosophies and literary genres, which one of the characters in the book, Dr Wigs Dannyboy, so eloquently described As fortunate as I am to be born an Irishman and thus possess a license to broadcast this brand o pseudolyrical bullshit, that s how fortunate I am [...]


    5. Told to read this by my boyfriend who declared that I NEEDED to read this book to understand him, I am now disgusted and reconsidering my relationship Ok, I m kidding, but I take solace in the fact he read this book in high school.Oddly enough, my best friend also said this is her favorite book.Either I m surprised to discover I m a prude, or Robbins wastes way too much of a promising book on misogynistic fantasies of all women as nymphomaniacs who live and breathe to seduce and pleasure their u [...]


    6. The most glarin failure o the intelligentsia in modern times has been its inability to take comedy seriously The above Wiggs Dannyboy quote sums up the experience of my first Tom Robbins novel It was a wild, irreverent, intellectually challenging and most of all a fun ride, a look up Chomolungma s skirts , a perennial search for the perfect taco , a quest for immortality and the meaning of life that tries to expose the connections between perfume, tantric sex, transcendental meditation, pagan ri [...]


    7. Tom Robbins is, to me, like the band Rush I know this seems like I m trying too hard, but honestly, this is the best analogy I can come up with this is legitmately the first thing that came to mind You like them ok, and even get a bit excited when they come up on the radio, but when you re grabbing CDs for your car, your copy of Moving Pictures somehow never quite makes the cut That s how it is with me and Tom Robbins Well written Check Interesting characters Check Unique Double check Glad I rea [...]


    8. Parf m n Dans gelmi ge mi en k lt eserlerden bir tanesidir ve bug ne dek bir f rsat bulup okuyamam t m Sonunda bu a kapatma f rsat buldum De di mi Bence, de di Okumu olmaktan pi man olmayaca m, lezzetli bir kitapt.Kitab n konusundan bahsetmek bo una bir aba olur Zira uygal k tarihi, mitoloji, dinler, k lt rler, gelenekler, modernizm, kapitalizm ve daha ba ka bir s r s re eserdeki yk ye o kadar g zel yerle tirilmi ki sadece ana yk y aktarmak, eseri birka kalibre d rmek olur Alobar karakterinin iz [...]


    9. One thing I can say for sure is Jitterbug Perfume is nothing like anything I have read so far This is my first Robbins so I don t know what his other novels are like, but we re talking about an exceptionally charismatic writer here Robbins takes a bunch of ingredients totally unrelated to one another and makes a story that s as unique as it is brilliant Beets, horny gods, perfumes, ancient and modern history, eternal life, philosophy and sex Not the cheesy, romantic kind of sex, but the raw, pri [...]


    10. Two stars, and I m being nice And I am a f cking huge fan of beetroot For the last few weeks, I ve been eating it like it s the only vegetable on the menu It s good for iron in the blood, and I like it pickled, raw and boiled I could eat it constantly I love sex as well, I love reading about it Of course you want to know a lot about But this book was hysterical In the beginning I was so enthusiastic, and Alobar had a face and body of Gerard in 300 movie Oh la la la, take me, take me, take me Eve [...]



    11. Bireyselli imiz bizim tek varl m zd r Onu g venlik u runa ya da t m toplumun karlar u runa de i toku etmeye, elden karmaya raz olanlar bulunabilir Ama onu koruyan, hayat n buruk yollar nda onu hep yan nda ta yan, sevgide, d ncede ona sad k kalan, sabah y ld z nca kutsan r nsan sonsuzlu a kadar ya ayacaksa, kalbiyle ya amal nsan, yana ndaki ilahi renge, i indeki do al pembeli e sar lmal yoksa kahverengiye d n r Ke ke hi bitmeseydi.


    12. If that cliche is it a cliche It s said a thousand times were true about pictures being worth a thousand words This is a beet book Robbins didn t BEAT us over the head with the beets I was all over the beets like beets in borscht Hey, so were other goodreaders Nice What are words worth William Wordsworth probably knows I m with Slugsworth We try to steal Willy Wonka s chocolate recipes and the words from others I m gonna eavesdrop.However, the horny goats were less experimental than a charm Aber [...]


    13. I have vacillated between a four and five star rating on this I LOVE the words Each page was a delicious treat that kept me on the edge of my seatwhat metaphor or simile or pun would Robbins pull out of the treasure chest that is his brain I fell in LOVE with the language I know it sounds weird, but the way he wrote about the beet and all vegetables on the very first page sold me I knew this book would be amazing.The only thing that keeps me from giving it 100% are the main story lines They didn [...]


    14. Tom Robbins i tan ma kitab m oldu bu kitap Nedense hep kar ma km ama bit rl okumak istememi , hep ertelemi tim Nihayet okudu um kitap asl nda ilgi ekici ve y ksek bir h zla ba lam t Kitapta Pan ile de kar la nca tad ndan yenmez art k diye d n yordum Baz kitaplar vard r ortadan ikiye ayr l r ilk k s m ve son k s m Bu k s mlar terazinin kefelerine koyar ama e itli i elde edemezsiniz Ya ba daha iyidir ya da sonu Bu kitab n da sonu ba kadar iyi gitmedi Bir de Robbins in kurgusu anlatt ey benim ho um [...]


    15. i ve found that with tom robbins novels, you either love it or hate it i hated this one disappointing since so many people have told me that i HAD to read it, assured that i would just love it for the record, i liked still life with woodpecker and skinny legs and all i didn t care for even cowgirls get the blues and thought this one was so full of shit that the topic of perfume was so sorely needed to cover the overwhelming stench maybe i just wasn t in the right mindset maybe i m over his pompo [...]


    16. 7 10 lk 200 sayfadaki ak c l sonras nda bulamad m Belki de bana, gere inden fazla uzad n d nd m i in sonradan s k c geldi l me, zamana ve hayata dair g zel betimlemeler i eriyor Genel olarak benim tarz m olmad i in ok be enmedim.Ama pancar kelimesini her duydu umda akl ma bu kitab n gelece i kesin Burada rettiklerine g re varolu un o u st rap ekmek Ist rap da arzulardan geliyor Demek ki e er arzular ortadan kald rabilirsek, o zaman st rab da kalf rm oluruz Bu tabii do ru bir bak ma D nyada ok st [...]


    17. Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma which reading list to follow it up with Variety is the spice of life, so I ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously This book falls into my GIFTS AND GUILTY list.Regardless of how many books are already queued patiently on my reading list, unexpected gifts and guilt trips will always see unplanned additions muscling their way in at the front.Let s jump straight in with a quote from somebody else s [...]


    18. Here s a question for those who have read Tom Robbins How would you describe him to the uninitiated Certainly you d have to say he s quirky, in a wordplayful sort of way His eccentric use of metaphors is like a Catskills comedian s use of one liners it s a big part of the act There s usually some substance to his writing, too The social commentary is often straight from the flower power perspective, but he s insightful than most when it comes to articulating a view He was an art major in school [...]



    19. 32 ay sonra tekrar okumak nasip oldu Me er sat r aralar nda ne ok kara mizah ka rm m Tom Robins kelimelerle zihninizi adeta lunapark a eviriyor Bahsedecek o kadar ok ey var ama bir o kadar da okuyan arkada m oldu u i in belki sonra yorumumu g ncelleyip i erik hakk nda derinlemesine bilgi payla m nda bulunabilirim


    20. Hm What to say about this guy this is totally a guy you either love or hate, and yet I find myself strangely ambivalent There are some things i really appreciated about the book and his style, and there are some things I really didn t care for Whatever one says about this writer, the first is that he is a complete iconoclast of Rabelasian proportion He ignores pretty much every rule that fiction writers generally, in good taste, abide by And to an extent that s quite refreshing He s incomparabl [...]


    21. Seneler, seneler nce okuyup a k oldu um ve hala ne zaman bir pancar g rsem akl ma gelen kitap Yeniden okumal.


    22. Talk about not understanding what all the fuss is about If I m not mistaken, Tom Robbins is kind of a literary legend in some circles, and at the very least has sold millions of books And while there s certainly an intelligent, probing mind behind this sexual philosophical hodgepodge of a book, the sum of the parts of my first foray into Robbins world was not much fun to read.I recently read an interview with Tom Robbins in which the author admits to being able to write about two pages a day Thi [...]


    23. The perils of reading books that have some similarities too close together Or, at least partly, at the same time One of them suffers by comparison So while Ghostwritten was a strong 4, almost 5 stars, Jitterbug Perfume squeaks into a 4, just barely Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook



    24. Ya ama Allah kahretsin ya O kadar g zel bitip neden bir Kudra Alobar kar la mas yok bu kitapta Neden son b l mde sayfalarca Priscilla gereksizini okurken benim ikilim yok, AMA B T N K TABI BU K L G T RM KEN NEDEN ONLARA A T B SON YOK HATTA B T N K TABI ALOBAR Y R TM KEN ASLINDA NEDEN SON S Z ALOBAR S YLEMED AQ Ayr ca Dannyboy n k z n da yar m b rakt bence Allah kahretsin epilog istiyorum ILDIRACA IM ey Muhtemelen hayat m n en anlams z yorumu oldu ama buraya ok g zel al nt larla dolu yorum b rakm [...]


    25. Parf m n Dans da Pazartesi bitti ama ben daha yeni yorum yazabiliyorum u s ra okumaya zor zaman buldum Parf m n Dans n genel olarak be endim, g l bir karakter tablosu var ve hikaye rg s de olduk a iyi haz rlanm , i in i ine yazar n hayat l m gibi konular zerine d nceleri de girince kitap okumas ok zevkli bir edebiyat lenine d n yor lk yar da bunu ok g l hissetsem de sona do ru o kadar zevk almad m da belirteyim ve en sondaki te d nya ile ilgili b l m de hi sevmedim, bir de yazar cinsel ili kiler [...]


    26. I avoided Tom Robbins novels for years particularly because my old boyfriend was such a fanatic about him and even when I was deep into him, we disagreed on most literature The way he and his pretentious 20 something arty bros talked about Robbins put me off in a big way Lately, I ve been getting multiple nudges from friends who know I ve been researching olfaction so I gave in and read JP for research.My original instinct was correct this is a novel for the all male tribe I call toilet philosop [...]


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