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Villa Incognito
Villa Incognito | Tom Robbins
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Imagine that there are American MIAs who chose to remain missing after the Vietnam War. Imagine that there is a family in which four generations of strong, alluring women have shared a mysterious connection to an outlandish figure from Japanese folklore. Imagine just those things (dont even try to imagine the love story) and youll have a foretaste of Tom Robbinss eighth and perhaps most beautifully crafted novel--a work as timeless as myth yet as topical as the latest international threat. On one level, this is a book about identity, masquerade and disguise--about the false mustache of the world--but neither the mists of Laos nor the smog of Bangkok, neither the overcast of Seattle nor the fog of San Francisco, neither the murk of the intelligence community nor the mummery of the circus can obscure the linguistic phosphor that illuminates the pages of Villa Incognito. A female fan once wrote to Tom Robbins: Your books make me think, they make me laugh, they make me horny and they make me aware of the wonder of everything in life. Villa Incognito will surely arouse a similar response in many readers, for in its lusty, amusing way it both celebrates existence and challenges our ideas about it. To say much more about a novel as fresh and surprising as Villa Incognito would run the risk of diluting the sheer fun of reading it. As his dedicated readers worldwide know full well, its best to climb aboard the Tom Robbins tilt-a-whirl, kiss preconceptions and sacred cows goodbye and simply enjoy the ride. From the Hardcover edition.
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JoyBlue
Villa Incognito | Tom Robbins
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This is the first of two I started and am bailing on today. I'm just not interested in sexual assault/abuse in any form, especially if it's made light of. I read for entertainment and enlightenment. This doesn't qualify for me.

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kmshaffer
Villa Incognito | Tom Robbins
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ — This book is so interesting! I really loved the different connections between past and present as well as the hilarious digressions. This isn‘t something I typically like/read, but I appreciate Robbins‘ ability to tell a story through imagery and even absurd metaphor. Would recommend!! #day29

C.Perone Robbins is one of the most bizarre and fascinating storytellers. I love his books (except Another Roadside Attraction, didn't like that one too much) 12mo
kmshaffer @C.Perone this is the first I‘ve read of his. I will definitely look for his books again! 12mo
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kmshaffer
Villa Incognito | Tom Robbins
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Wait... what?! 😂 Why did I just read a whole two paragraphs about mayonnaise??? #day26 #funnybooks

kaitlynvazquez3404 I love this! 12mo
RebL I puked my entire senior prom night and blamed it on bad mayonnaise. We have a complicated relationship. 12mo
kmshaffer Omg!!! 🤣 @RebL 12mo
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RebL I considered Tweeting your pic to John Hodgeman as he loves mayo. 🤮 12mo
kmshaffer @RebL You totally can 😂 I think it‘s hilarious 12mo
Naj I love how vinegar is described as "wine's angry brother". This is hilarious ? 12mo
readinginthedark I'm not sure I could do that; I hate mayonnaise... 12mo
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kmshaffer
Villa Incognito | Tom Robbins
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Getting my daily reading in... ✅
While also watching my friends play call of duty 😂 #day23 #college

RadicalReader @kmshaffer do you play call of duty too? 12mo
PagesByTheWater You seem so high up, where are you sitting in relation to your friends? It‘s almost like your hanging from the ceiling 12mo
kmshaffer Haha no! I‘ve tried before but I‘m not too good at it :) @RadicalReader 12mo
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kmshaffer We are sitting on a lofted bunk bed! @PagesByTheWater 12mo
PagesByTheWater @kmshaffer That does explain why the woman next to you is seated and also not presumably hanging from the ceiling lol. Thanks for the clarification!! ❤️ 12mo
kmshaffer Haha yes!!! It‘s actually pretty nice, especially for reading light (the room light is right behind me on the wall!) 🤓@PagesByTheWater 12mo
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kmshaffer
Villa Incognito | Tom Robbins
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Starting a new book today! Being a mythical/fairy tale story, this isn‘t the type of thing I typically read. But I‘m excited to try something new:) #day21

MayJasper Go for it😊 12mo
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NHLibrarian
Villa Incognito | Tom Robbins
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"It has been reported that Tanuki fell from the sky using his scrotum as a parachute."

My favorite first sentence. #funnybooks #augustphotochallenge

mauveandrosysky That's amazing. I love Tom Robbins. 3y
BookishMarginalia 😳😎 3y
BethFishReads I have mixed success with him 3y
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