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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 Well I officially don t get Tom Robbins People have recommended him on the basis of comparisons to Douglas Adams but Adams is you know funny Here s what seems to pass for humor in a Tom Robbins novel beets the very existence of a woman getting stung in a delicate place by a bee and lesbians the very existence of And here s the kind of prose you can look forward to The sky layered with thin altostratus clouds and smog appeared to reflect human suffering and failed to awaken in Claude visions of paradise Page 13 The sky was a velvety black paw pressing on the white landscape with a feline delicacy stars flying like sparks from its fur Page 36 With the absence of the cloud cover that normally caused the sky over Seattle to resemble cottage cheese that had been dragged nine miles behind a cement truck the city for the first time in memory would have an unobstructed view of one of nature s most mystical spectacles Page 47 When Claude glanced at the sky he saw that the text of Les Miserables had been painted over by Salvador Dali The sun was so round and glossy and black that had it a figure eight on it well it would have validated a lot of long standing philosophical and theological complaints underlining once and for all just where we earthlings sit on the cosmic pool table Page 81 A few flat clouds folded themselves like crepes over fillings of apricot sky Pompadours of supper time smoke billowed from chimneys separating into girlish pigtails as the breeze combed them out above the slate rooftops Chestnut blossoms weary from having been admired all day wore faint smiles of anticipation Page 201And of course Above Seattle the many buttocked sky continued to grind Page 312And that s just me culling annoying descriptions of the sky Imagine 350 dense unrelenting pages of this crap I never thought a book about immortality one of my favorite subjects could ever inspire in me such a desperate desire for it all to please just end

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Bottle 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 Talk about not understanding what all the fuss is about If I m not mistaken Tom Robbins is kind of a literary legend in some circles and at the very least has sold millions of books And while there s certainly an intelligent probing mind behind this sexual philosophical hodgepodge of a book the sum of the parts of my first foray into Robbins world was not much fun to readI recently read an interview with Tom Robbins in which the author admits to being able to write about two pages a day This makes sense to me because I was able to read about two pages of Jitterbug Perfume a day I read this book out loud to my girlfriend over many months usually in bed before going to sleep We thought it would be a fun book to read together and at first it very much was but by the end it was a struggle to get through even a few paragraphs without nodding off Robbins sets a colorful cast of characters in motion right from the get go There s Priscilla a sexually frustrated genius waitress trying to invent perfume in her Seattle apartment There s Madame Devalier and her assistant V lu who also make perfume in New Orleans and there s yet a third perfume making team out in Paris whose names I can t remember so pointless were they to the story And yet they are talked about as if they are important a penchant Robbins seems to have for nearly everything Every sentence of Jitterbug Perfume rings with an air of unfathomable significance as if Robbins has solved the mysteries of the universe and has taken it upon himself to explain it to us It s all VERY self importantAnywho Not one of the aforementioned characters is very interesting but it s intriguing to imagine how they all might connect Also Robbins kept us hooked initially with the tale of yet another set of characters Alobar and Kudra a couple who meets something like 900 years ago then proceeds to learn ancient eastern self preservation techniues and live healthily and happily until the present day At first it s fascinating to simply follow these strange exotic characters around a bygone Eastern world but Robbins can t sustain the momentum When they actually start living forever moving through time and geographical location it feels like we are living forever right along with them They have long tedious conversations expounding on love and relationships and spirituality and immortality and other stuff I can t remember and they meet the god Pan who makes everyone he encounters extremely turned on despite the fact he smells horribleI dunno I m getting tired even thinking about this book let alone trying to describe hundreds of pages of arbitrary plot detritus that I ve already spent months slogging through Simply put Robbins pinballing wackiness and juxtaposition of the mythical and the real felt contrived to me and his relentless stream of off kilter metaphors and humorous asides felt a dated as hell comedy wise like the literary version of 1980s stand up comics and b extremely self satisfied as if he was constantly winking and nudging us and saying can you believe I m describing something this way can you believe it eh sonny pull my fingerThis funnydirty old man vibe achieves downright unpleasant proportions in the second half of the book when the Priscilla character falls for a much older mansocial theorist named Wiggs Dannyboy who she bangs relentlessly in scene after scene of suirm inducing sexual depiction positions thrust patterns fluids You name it you got it These scenes feel all too much like some kind of fantasy the middle aged Robbins At the time of Jitterbug s inception that is is enacting on the page and they re grossIt would all be ok gross sex Robbins arrogance meandering plot threads if it all went somewhere but it doesn t It really doesn t The disparate characters do come together but not in any meaningful 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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 post read Ohhhh I really missed reading Robbins What fun This book was both and less wonderful than I d remembered More because I d forgotten just what a superb stylist Robbins is see mid read comments His plots are intricate his characters are rendered in wonderful detail down to the distinctive vocal stylings His ideas though perhaps a smidge stale twenty five years on are still interesting and fun and clever and smart intellectual but not in a showy or pedantic way Plus there s that anxiety you get when you re oh twenty or so pages from the end of a book thinking There s no way he can pull it all together satisfactorily in so few pages But he does It s a tiny bit cheesy maybe just a wee bit pat but c mon He had an awful lot of balls in the air Less for a few reasons I d kindly blocked out the fact that everyone in a Tom Robbins novel sooner or later launches into a discourse that sounds exactly like Tom Robbins which can get pretty annoying Also I forgot how letchy he can be There s a lot of sex in this book in fact it s one of the four pillars of immortality which is fine it s just that the descriptions of it are often a bit much Alma hiccupped the mushroom scent of his spurt ex not to mention lots of glistening semen encrusted thighs and that sort of thing The other thing which isn t really bad or good exactly is that I think Tom Robbins is kind of a victim of himself He s too much Tom Robbins sometimes Too hippie clich too cerebral in an understandable but trippy way too specific with his characters to the point where they become caricatures that are hard to take seriously even sadly too over the top with his metaphors his knuckle began rapping at his eye patch like a mongoloid woodpecker drilling for worms in a poker chip Are you kidding just too too much I guess taking a few years off between Robbinses allows one to forget these drawbacks just enough to come back to him fresh and be able to enjoy his shimmering originality again mid read It s not that I d forgotten exactly but no one does metaphors like Tom Robbins For example The sky was a velvety black paw pressing on the snowy landscape with a feline delicacy stars flying like sparks from its fur Fuck reallypre read Last night I made the most a maaazing beet salad And this afternoon as I was pondering a middle ground between all the new new new new things I ve been reading and something Proust too ah weighty to take on vacation I saw my little half shelf of Tom Robbins I can t believe I don t have Another Roadside Attraction but I thought I d maybe check out this one which I haven t read in like a decade The whole book is about beets And oh my god how have I not read Tom Robbins in so long He is so fucking cool


10 thoughts on “Jitterbug Perfume

  1. says:

    Well I officially don’t get Tom Robbins People have recommended him on the basis of comparisons to Douglas Adams but Adams is you know funny Here’s what seems to pass for humor in a Tom Robbins novel beets the very existence of a woman getting stung in a delicate place by a bee and lesbians the very existence of And here’s the

  2. says:

    Before I knew that magical realism was a thing I loved Tom Robbins Before I fell hard for postmodernism I fell for Tom Robbins Before I had developed a literary taste that I can be proud of there was the beacon of hope for me that is Tom RobbinsThere aren’t many things I loved in high school that I still love now Listening to the same Dashboard Confessional CD on infinite repeat running to Livejournal to unselfconsciously doc

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    post read Ohhhh I really missed reading Robbins What fun This book was both and less wonderful than I'd remembered More because I'd forgotten just what a superb stylist Robbins is see mid read comments His plots are intricate his characters are rendered in wonderful detail down to the distinctive vocal stylings His ideas though perhaps a smidge stale twenty five years on are still interesting and fun and cleve

  5. says:

    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

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    The highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a uniue and irreplaceable being“Jitterbug Perfume” is a novel that starts out with 4 separate story lines And then about 120 pages or so into the text the 4 stories slowly start to come together As the tales become and entwined one cannot help but marvel at the genius o

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    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 conn

  8. says:

    Tom Robbins is to me like the band Rush I know this seems like I'm trying too hard but honestly this is the best analogy I can come up with this is legitmately the first thing that came to mind You like them ok a

  9. says:

    Talk about not understanding what all the fuss is about If I'm not mistaken Tom Robbins is kind of a literary legend in some circles and at the very least has sold millions of books And while there's certainly an intelligent probing mind behind this sexual philosophical hodgepodge of a book the sum of the parts of my first foray int

  10. says:

    Two stars and I’m being nice And I am a fcking huge fan of beetroot For the last few weeks I’ve been eating it like it’s the only vegetable on the menu It’s good for iron in the blood and I like it pickled raw and boiled I could eat it

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