Another Roadside Attraction

Another Roadside Attraction

Book - 1990
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What if the Second Coming didn't quite come off as advertised? What if "the Corpse" on display in that funky roadside zoo is really who they say it is--what does that portent for the future of western civilization? And what if a young clairvoyant named Amanda reestablishes the flea circus as popular entertainment and fertility worship as the principal religious form of our high-tech age? Another Roadside Attraction answers those questions and a lot more. It tells us, for example, what the sixties were truly all about, not by reporting on the psychedelic decade but by recreating it, from the inside out. In the process, this stunningly original seriocomic thriller eating a literary hotdog and eroding the borders of the mind.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1990
Edition: Bantam ed
ISBN: 0553349481 (pbk.)
9780553349481 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: FIC ROBBINS
Characteristics: 337 p. ; 21 cm

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What if the Second Coming didn't quite come off as advertised? What if "the Corpse" on display in that funky roadside zoo is really who they say it is? And what if a young clairvoyant named Amanda reestablishes the flea circus as popular entertainment and fertility worship as the princi... Read More »

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KCLSRecommends Apr 25, 2014

Describing the plot: 'Jesus’ body may never have been resurrected but is lying in a tomb in a hot dog stand/zoo in rural Washington state' – doesn’t even begin to describe the myriad attractions of this rambunctious, all-stops-let-out psychedelic assemblage of a book! Robbins manages to pack more... Read More »


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tobal53
Jul 07, 2014

librarian: please put this book on order.

KCLSRecommends Apr 25, 2014

Describing the plot: 'Jesus’ body may never have been resurrected but is lying in a tomb in a hot dog stand/zoo in rural Washington state' – doesn’t even begin to describe the myriad attractions of this rambunctious, all-stops-let-out psychedelic assemblage of a book! Robbins manages to pack more mixed metaphors, crazy similes & laugh-a-minute hijinks onto nearly every page than many more acclaimed authors get in their whole book [So many sentences by themselves are quote-worthy and immortal!] He obviously had the grandest time writing this first novel while also imparting some quite original & savvy philosophical insights.

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rUngrich
Nov 01, 2012

Read the book, I think,already. Back
for another try.

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jinzhong
Nov 01, 2012

Outlandish plot, or not much of a plot.Interesting characters and dialog. Witty and sarcastic. Sometimes long monologues just to deliver the author's opinion. Still worth a read. My first Tom Robbins' book (and his first book too). Will try another one, see if it gets any better.

rhertz Sep 17, 2012

Read late July

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doroschelch
Jun 25, 2012

Quirky, outrageous, philosophical as all of Robbins' books - but after reading two or three they do get a bit repetitious...

daymakerdave Nov 22, 2010

Probably my least favorite Tom Robbins book... but still a good story.

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