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Contemporary
  • Author:
    Tom Robbins
  • ISBN:
    0283987138
  • ISBN13:
    978-0283987137
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  • Publisher:
    Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd; First edition (October 1980)
  • Pages:
    277 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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    1976 kb
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    1577 kb
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    1110 kb
  • Rating:
    4.1
  • Votes:
    574
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Robbins’s comic philosophical musings reveal a flamboyant genius. People 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.

Still Life with Woodpecker is a sort of a love story that takes place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes

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.

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The icing oozing between her fingers reminded him of days in the mountains when the Woodpecker Gang had had snowball fights just to keep its blood circulating. Well, I do have a sweet tooth.

Robbins, Tom. At those moments, she felt hard and dirty, and she’d spatter the mirror-face with tears, mourning girlish innocence, romantic dreams, the dimming of the moon. At those moments, she felt hard and dirty, and she’d spatter the mirror-face with tears, mourning girlish innocence, romantic dreams, the dimming of the moon ndows, real camels chewed their cuds, when she parted the brocade draperies, she could see domes, minarets, and date palms strikingly similar to those on the cigarette package, and on the far horizon, a pyramid-her pyramid-was swiftly rising. It would continue to rise until reaching a height of 16. feet. It would spread until it covered . acres

Still Life With Woodpecker (1980) is the third novel by Tom Robbins, concerning the love affair between an environmentalist princess and an outlaw.

Still Life With Woodpecker (1980) is the third novel by Tom Robbins, concerning the love affair between an environmentalist princess and an outlaw. The novel encompasses a broad range of topics, from aliens and redheads to consumerism, the building of bombs, romance, royalty, the Moon, and a pack of Camel cigarettes. The novel continuously addresses the question of "how to make love stay" and is sometimes referred to as "a post-modern fairy tale". Still life with woodpecker. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on March 29, 2012.

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Beautifully signed (not inscribed) on the title page by Tom Robbins. Book is in excellent condition with only minor wear to dust cover, protected in mylar. No markings, tears, stains, tears, creases.

Berkohi
At least once a year I buy someone a copy of one of Robbins' books as a gift and wait to see if my friend (reads it and) "gets it." Kind of a litmus test.... The "it" of which I speak is the wisdom hidden within Robbins' absurd plots and served up with the author's unique, zany, and wry brand of humor. Often one must piece "it" together like a puzzle spilled on an unswept kitchen floor, sorting the pieces from odd chunks of dog food--and spaghettios--but that's the beauty of it. The fun is in the sorting. I was only slightly disappointed with this particular book, which I'd anticipated given it was his first. Even geniuses recognize they have room to improve and sometimes do, as has this one. Compared with my favorite--Jitterbug Perfume--Still Life has weaker character development and comparably lower plot tension. Yet it contains similar zany twists, incongruous pairings, entertaining flights of fancy through inner and outer space, and takes us back in time to expose the most specious aspects of 1970s American culture. In the end, entering Robbins' world provides readers with something mystics would claim only for meditation--renewal of one's mind--not through stillness but through the mental gymnastics found only in novels like Robbins' Still Life with Woodpecker.
Diredefender
Book was in good condition. It’s old so there was some yellowing but I think it added to the feel of the book. Loved reading it. Definitely not for everyone I’m sure my fellow book club members didn’t appreciate it the way I did, considering no one read it all the way through and only three of about twenty women showed to discuss it. Oh well, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Especially the honest discussions of things like outlaw-ism and group think which are woven into an intereting modern love story of sorts. It was entertaining and thought provoking. The kind of read that made me think about who I am and who I’d like to be and what I stand for and how I get things done in this world to help relieve its issues. Read it and if you hate it, so what? Move on with your life. Don’t fear losing out on time. We all have more than we realize when we cut out the unnecessary.
Kiaile
I was joyously entertained by the author's words and twists of this story. Such imagery he is capable of evoking as well as being amusingly outrageous. This book is also very informative about a lot of topics, and telling of the era in which it was written.

I was moved to try to read this book several years ago when I learned it was the inspiration for Dan Folgelberg's song Make Love Stay. But I did not know Tom Robbins as an author, and after reading the first paragraph, I had no idea what to expect. I made a few more unsuccessful attempts, each time placing it back onto the small pile of books to consider for the used book store or library, precarious of being relegated to such a fate before I had the fortunate chance of discovering it's magic . Part of the problem is this reader in that I found him difficult to follow during the first half of the book; I think that it takes a certain amount of energy to fully enjoy this book. :=)

I only gave the book four stars because I thought the plot was very weak, IMHO. But I do highly recommend it to anyone who is in need of some brilliant entertainment. For more information about the content, I recommend reading some of the other good reviews.
Grillador
Robbins is such a talented writer and this book is one of his finest. It's a wild, crazy tale, filled with fluidity, sex, and redheads and chock full of the metaphors that are the trademark of his style. I first read this book many, many years ago and this line has a always stuck with me "Since Hostess Twinkies always travel in pairs-- because like the coyote, the killer whale, the gorilla, and the whooping crane, Hostess Twinkies mate for life..."
Bludworm
First Tom Robbins book I've ever read. I'm wondering how that can be true? I often found myself thinking 'how can this guy even find the keys to the typewriter through the haze of marijuana smoke that must be around him??' He is quick...almost too quick with his mastery of language and imagery. Will need to read the rest of his books now, just to see if they measure up. This book was way ahead of it's time (almost 32 years) in terms of government rot and dishonesty. I bought the book because while listening to an old Dan Fogelburg video on youtube, he said the reason he wrote the song "Make Love Stay' was in response to the question this book poses to us all "How do we make love stay?" Great read, but not for modest among us.
lucky kitten
Very unlikable characters but well written. Not sure I 'got' the package connection. But didn't hate it.
Mr_TrOlOlO
I love, love, love this book! Tom Robbins quirky sense of humor spun a story that is still as equally relevant today as when it was written.
"Still Life with Woodpecker is fun to read, but not as interesting as some other Tom Robbins novels.

References to electric typewriters, pyramid Power and "New Age" themes , although consistent with the late mid twentieth century time period of the novel, make it seem a bit dated. Unless you have actually lived through this time period, some of the references, including the Woodpecker's antisocial tendencies to blow things up, may be obscure, as is the unmentioned reference to the "Woody the Woodpecker" cartoons.