Still life with woodpecker

by Tom Robbins | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0553348973 Global Overview for this book
Registered by yazi on 3/19/2003
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6 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by yazi on Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Oh Tom Robbins....however can I release this beloved book?
For those of you who haven't experienced his writing, any of the following might occur:

1) Rapture
2) Confusion
3) Disgust
4) Laughter
5) all of the above, all at the same moment, possibly in an alternate reality

For those of you who have experienced Mr. Robbins book, you surely understand #5

Where else but one of his books could you learn the purpose of the moon, understand the difference between criminals and outlaws, and accept a pack of Camel Cigarettes as a perfectly normal setting for part of the story's action? Wild, creative, and oddly philosophical, this book will never put you to sleep out of boredom!

Journal Entry 2 by yazi at controlled release...via mail in Bray, Co. Wicklow Ireland on Saturday, March 22, 2003
Released on Friday, March 21, 2003 at controlled release...via mail in Bray, Co Wicklow Ireland.

And they're off! This book is traveling to Adriano. I sent it this afternnoon!

Journal Entry 3 by Adriano from Bray, Co. Wicklow Ireland on Monday, March 24, 2003
I, just recieved this book in the post from BookCrosser "Yazi" in "The Wind City".... So mark up another one for successful international bookcrossing.... This book is now in Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. I'll read it and pass it on.... where to next... "Round and round it goes where it stops nobody knows"...

Thanks

Yaz

Talk to you soon...

"A"

Journal Entry 4 by Adriano from Bray, Co. Wicklow Ireland on Monday, April 28, 2003

Hello,

I'd like to say this is a great book, but as I was unable to finish it... I can't . I'm an open minded person who'll try anything... And when Yazi, in Chicago said she loved this book I decided to take her up on the recomendation.

Yes the book starts out ok, but you have to be ready for Robbin's wandering thoughts and unusual style of story telling. Going from high octane thrillers to something thats halfway between The Goon Show and Dickens.. takes a bit of adjustment. Ok it not a very big book.. about 300 pages I got to 140... almost halfway.

Yes the story is good in parts and funny, especially when there are a number of "Intermissions", where Robbins talks about his faithful remmington Typewriter... Yazi has offered to give me a better Book by Robbins in the future... I'll take it under advisement..

If your a Robbins fan.. then it's ok but not up to his usual hight standard so I've been led to believe... I'll put it up on the forum or release it into the care of a secondhand bookshop...

Enjoy... more then i did hopefully

"A"

Journal Entry 5 by Adriano at controlled release...via mail in Bray, Co. Wicklow Ireland on Monday, May 12, 2003
Released on Monday, May 12, 2003 at controlled release...via mail in Bray, Co Wicklow Ireland.

This book is winging it's way via post to Florence in Italy.. to fellow bookcrosser solimano.. it's come a long way since Chicago. who know where it will go after this.. darkest africa... hong kong... the mind boggles..

Enjoy Solimana...

Gods Speed Little One....

Journal Entry 6 by solimano from Firenze, Toscana Italy on Thursday, May 15, 2003
From Ireland, from Green Isle, to Florence.
Thanks, Adriano.

Release planned for Saturday, May 17, 2003 at Spedito alla Posta per un amico BCer in Rignano sull'Arno, Toscana Italy.

Woodpeaker goes to the Nederlands.

Journal Entry 8 by biba89 from Olst, Overijssel Netherlands on Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Thanks! I am immersing myself in the still life with woodpecker immediately.
...and have finished it. Absolutely brilliant, as ever. I will not easily part with it.

Journal Entry 9 by Auro from Milano, Lombardia Italy on Monday, July 21, 2003
well. got in these days, i'm very happy. this is one of my all*fav books... and i'm soooooo glad to read it in oringinal language... thankyou!

Released on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at to fellow BookCrosser in Deventer, Overijssel Netherlands.

The woodpecker has flown South, to Italy. Buon viaggio!

Journal Entry 11 by Auro from Milano, Lombardia Italy on Monday, August 25, 2003
oooooops... we've made some confusion! :o)
the book is arrived in italy. going to read... :o)

Journal Entry 12 by il-picchio from Verona, Veneto Italy on Thursday, February 02, 2006
look at my avatar and guess why I'm so glad...

grazie Auro, lo so a memoria, dovrei metterci poco pure se è in inglese ;-)

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