Author: Tom Robbins | Paperback
Still Life with Woodpecker is a sort of love story that takes place inside a pack of Camel cigarettes. It reveals the purpose of the moon, explains the difference between criminals and outlaws, examines the conflict between social activism and romantic individualism, and paints a portrait of contemporary society that includes powerful Arabs, exiled royalty, and pregnant cheerleaders. It also deals with the problem of redheads.
"With a writing style like no other I’ve read, Tom Robbins creates a love story that is chaotic, whimsical, and weird. A subversive modern fairy tale in which the activist princess Leigh-Cheri and the romantic anarchist, Bernard Mickey Wrangler, query ideas like “how do you make love stay?”. Taking place in the last quarter of the twentieth century and partly set in Maui, this book is one of my favorites and one I often recommend. Poetically packed with quirky characters and intriguing philosophies, this book never fails to make me giggle, blush, and think. Keep an open mind, find in it what meaning you wish, and let me know what you think."