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ebook ´ Jitterbug Perfume è 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 m 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 schoolOddly enough my best friend also said this is her favorite bookEither 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 usually significantly older male partners The only relationship that didn't annoy me was between Priscilla and Ricki and even that one was sexually focused I don't mind reading about sex in fact I rather enjoy it if done tastefully but I feel that the overwhelming sexual descriptions took away from the substance of Robbins' ideas I found myself rolling my eyes throughout most of it and was even embarassed when a man in a plane commented on my book choice noting that another author he reads is like Tom Robbins if he had a heart I give it two stars because Robbins is clever maybe too clever and funny and I feel that the ending made up for what was lacking earlier in the book Or maybe I was just glad to be done with it

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read Jitterbug Perfume kindle ô Paperback  tom robbins Ü 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 Ust 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 liuid in the I'm going to add many uotes from this book and not indulge too much in the plotLike Gabriel García Máruez'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 elouently 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” The striking beginning of the tale of Alobar loosely very loosely based on the multiple adventures of Homer's Ulyseus had me sitting straight up pen in hand notebook wide open heart beating breath shortening This book grabbed all my sense at the spin of the very first few words into the very first paragraphs THE BEET IS THE MOST INTENSE of vegetables The radish admittedly is feverish but the fire of the radish is a cold fire the fire of discontent not of passion Tomatoes are lusty enough yet there runs through tomatoes an undercurrent of frivolity Beets are deadly seriousSlavic peoples get their physical characteristics from potatoes their smoldering inuietude from radishes their seriousness from beets The beet is the melancholy vegetable the one most willing to suffer You can't sueeze blood out of a turnip The epigraph introduced the themes of the story The history of civilization is the story of man's emancipation from a lot that was harsh brutish and short Every step of that upward climb to a sophisticated way of life has been paralleled by a corresponding advance in the art of perfumery —ERIC MAPLEAND The distinctive human problem from time immemorial has been the need to spiritualize human life to lift it onto a special immortal plane beyond the cycles of life and death that characterize all other organisms —ERNEST BECKERAlobar would survive a thousand years and recount his adventures to the modern seekers of magical perfumes botany and longetivity Alobar however since thanks to the Bandaloop he had witnessed three hundred and eighty five thousand eight hundred and six sunrises in his life and judging from the milky molluscan glow seeping through the barred window was about to witness yet another However the moment he was devoid of the opportunity to exercise his own believes the genes came calling More awake actually for the guards dozed over their detective magazines dreamily musing about the long Thanksgiving weekend that was approaching while Alobar was kept fully conscious by the smell of his body aging Yes he could smell it During the first year of his sentence he hadn't aged a notch His body was still running on the impetus of a millennium of immortalist practicesWith the exception of breathing techniues he was unable to continue those practices in prison however and one day it dawned on his cellular bankers that the immunity accounts were overdrawn and there hadn't been a deposit in fifteen months The DNA demanded an audit It was learned that Alobar's figures were juggled He had successfully embezzled than nine hundred yearsOutraged the DNA must have petitioned for compensation because within a week Alobar's salt and pepper hair had turned into a pillar of sodium Wrinkle troops hit the beaches under his e

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Jitterbug PerfumeBottle 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 The most glarin’ failure o’ the intelligentsia in modern times has been its inability to take comedy seriously The above Wiggs Dannyboy uote 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 uest for immortality and the meaning of life that tries to expose the connections between perfume tantric sex transcendental meditation pagan rites and ballroom dancing oh and beets Of our nine planets Saturn is the one that looks like fun Of our trees the palm is the obvious stand up comedian Among fowl the jester’s cap is worn by the duck Of our fruits and vegetables the tomato could play Falstaff the banana a slapstick role As Hamlet – or Macbeth – the beet is cast The beet or mangel wurzel gets the royal treatment in the novel put on an eual footing with ancient deities and with esoteric fragrances granted deep philosophical significance and mysterious metahysical powers Robbins lets his exuberance fly from the very first page in singing a paean to the under appreciated vegetable The introduction also serves as a weeding out device for starched collar or thin skinned readers who might be easily offended by the satirical attacks on widely accepted atitudes and religions Speaking for myself the intro had the opposite effect of drawing me instantly into the story The beet is the murderer returned to the scene of the crime The beet is what happens when the cherry finished with the carrot The beet is the ancient ancestor of the autumn moon bearded buried all but fossilized; the dark green sails of the grounded moon boat stitched with veins of primordial plasma; the kite string that once connected the moon to the Earth now a muddy whisker drilling desperately for rubies The story plot itself turned out to be almost irrelevant compared to the flow of ideas and the gleeful deconstruction of ‘serious’ literature Priscilla the genius waitress is working in a Mexican food restaurant in Seattle and in her spare time she experiments with the ultimate perfume Her mentor Madame Devalier is also working on a new perfume in New Orleans with the help of an alluring assistant named V’lu and of a supplier named Bingo Pajama Across the ocean in the perfume capital of the world Marcel ‘Bunny’ LeFever is experimenting himself with the olfactive revolution Later in the book the different strands meet again in Seattle at an institute researching longevity under a modern Flower Power guru named Wiggs Dannyboy and a German Nobel laureate named Wolfgang Morgenstern If you think this was easy to follow add an Argentinian accordionist a secret Tibetan sect named the Bandaloop a Saxon King named Alobar and an Indian low caste woman named Kudra mix in Albert Einstein and a scene borrowed from Dante’s Inferno extend the plot to cover several centuries include an impromptu history of perfume from the ancient to the modern times and put the cherry on the cake with the foul smelling god of anarchy drunkenness and promiscuity – PAN Then you might have an idea of the epic scope of Tom Robbins’ novel According to Priscilla the genius waitress an ‘alobar