Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates - Tom Robbins

Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

By Tom Robbins

  • Release Date: 2000-05-02
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 78 Ratings

Description

“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 News

Switters 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 Robbins—that fearless storyteller, spiritual renegade, and verbal break dancer—at 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

Reviews

  • Simply delicious

    5
    By shmatzolla
    No author writes with the ease and consistence of Tom Robbins. Every word seems placed carefully and perfectly. A book to be read again and again and again.
  • Amazing.

    5
    By Reiyeki
    This book changed my life. Extremely well worded and witty- had a very hard time putting it down.
  • Vintage Tom Robbins

    5
    By Olivia of Santa Fe
    Every bit as now as it was when it was written... the story takes you on a trip that paints with words like Matisse used pigments.
  • Trippy and amazing. You won't be able to out it down

    5
    By KristaMurphy
    This is the first Tom Robbins book I read, and still my favorite. Be prepared to enter a world of total lunacy, and end up thinking the craziest people are the most sane after all. Beautifully and imaginatively written, Robbins is like no other.