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Still Life with Woodpecker

Discussion in 'Kayo Dot' started by Burzumite, Jun 21, 2005.

  1. Burzumite

    Burzumite Pretentious hipster hat

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    So yeah, today when I was at my friend's basement (aka the record store) he handed me the book, "Still Life with Woodpecker" and told me that it's awesome, and let me borrow it.

    So really, how good it is? Is it at all? Is it going to confuse me with large words (I read at a college sophmore level)

    So yeah, I don't want to waste time on a shitty book, the last book I read was A Clockwork Orange, and I loved it. WAXWING SLAIN! HELP ME
     
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    Helm Maybe on Luna

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    I don't know this book but while I was reading your post my cat jumped on my lap and did the cutest little voice so hey, good sign.
     
  3. azal

    azal love is the answer

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    I don't know about the book and I'm allergic to cats.

    best of luck.
     
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    New Sleep Searching For Satellites

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    I've never heard of the book, Still Life is the best Opeth release, woodpeckers are cool when portrayed via cartoon, but I hate cats even though I live with some. In my experience with reading I've found that reading a books helps to decide whether I like it. In the time it took you to write the post and wait/read the replies you could have formed your own opinion by now.
     
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    it's an awesome book, a very light & fast read. there are no big words in it that I can think of.
     
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    xfer I JERK OFF TO ARCTOPUS

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    this is the only tom robbins book i thought was worth a fig. it was the first one i read and i thought it was pretty decent. i tried to read two or three others and got about halfway through them before realising that tom robbins was not a master of his craft and had hoodwinked my tom-robbins-cult roommate. in some ways he's like a super-, super-diet version of douglas adams, but with much less humor.

    i recommend reading still life with woodpecker. it's a good book and it will let you say "yeah i've read tom robbins before" to tom robbins cult leaders who try to make you read books about sticks wandering the desert and cowgirls with blues.
     
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    Jitterbug Perfume was also really good though, but yes his other stuff is mostly pretty bad.
     
  8. Burzumite

    Burzumite Pretentious hipster hat

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    Camel cigarettes are the best, by the way.

    Thanks for the help
     
  9. Autumn Falls

    Autumn Falls Ace Harding, P.I.

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    I have to back up what Alex said exactly. Easy and fun.

    Let me know if you are ever looking for anything else to read as I get off on recommending books and whatnot.

    Brandon
     
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    Burzumite Pretentious hipster hat

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    Will do, Will do Sir. Yeah, it's not very often that I can read 4 chapters in five minutes.
     
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    inkybmistro self-surgeon

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