Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group Release date: 2003-06-17

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';As clever and witty a novel as anyone has written in a long time . . . Robbins takes readers on a wild, delightful ride. . . . A delight from beginning to end.'Buffalo NewsSwitters is a contradiction for all seasons: an anarchist who works for the government; a pacifist who carries a gun; a vegetarian who sops up ham gravy; a cyberwhiz who hates computers; a man who, though obsessed with the preservation of innocence, is aching to deflower his high-school-age stepsister (only to become equally enamored of a nun ten years his senior). Yet there is nothing remotely wishy-washy about Switters. He doesn't merely pack a pistol. He is a pistol. And as we dog Switters's strangely elevated heels across four continents, in and out of love and danger, discovering in the process the ';true' Third Secret of Fatima, we experience Tom Robbinsthat fearless storyteller, spiritual renegade, and verbal break dancerat the top of his game. On one level this is a fast-paced CIA adventure story with comic overtones; on another it's a serious novel of ideas that brings the Big Picture into unexpected focus; but perhaps more than anything else, Fierce Invalids is a sexy celebration of language and life.Praise for Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates';Superb.'New York Post';Dangerous? Wicked? Forbidden? You bet. . . . Pour yourself a bowl of chips and dig in.'Daily News, New York';Robbins is a great writer . . . and definitely a provocative rascal.'The Tennessean';Whoever said truth is stranger than fiction never read a Tom Robbins novel. . . Clever, creative, and witty, Robbins tosses off impassioned observations like handfuls of flower petals.'San Diego Union-Tribune

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Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Bantam

Type: EPub

Pages: 464

ISBN: 9780553897906

Additional Information

Genre: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Collection: Bantam

Type: EPub

Pages: 464

ISBN: 9780553897906

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