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Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

Book - 2000
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Switters is a contradiction: an anarchist who works for the government, a pacifist who carries a gun, a cyberwhiz who hates computers; a hilarious misfit at odds with the world.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Bantam Books, 2000
ISBN: 9780553107753
0553107755
Characteristics: 415 p. ; 25 cm

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bjessima
Mar 31, 2015

There isn't much from Tom Robbins that I haven't liked but this one is at the top of my list, along with Jitterbug Perfume. Endlessly delightful, there just aren't enough words to describe the playfulness and intelligence of the ideas here. The plot is great too, but that's always secondary.

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Jennmro
Jul 20, 2012

My least favorite of this author's books so far. I had difficulty staying interested in the storyline as it meandered and stalled a lot. Tom Robbins is, however, always entertaining and thought provoking and this book has many funny and interesting points. I've read and reread many of his other novels, but won't be reading this one again.

daymakerdave Feb 15, 2011

Hee hee hee. The main character of the book know the word for vagina in 72 languages.

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Fritzel
Sep 28, 2010

Great book. The story is fascinating meaning you can't put the book down. The main character is both hilarious and thought provoking. He had me laughing every couple pages and at the same time forced me to think hard about a number of issues.

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Twayne
Sep 09, 2010

Either Robbins has become less interesting or may tastes have changes in the last 200 years (or both).

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clmackay
Jun 06, 2010

This book is awesome, it is different and fun and hard to put down.

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