: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues: A Novel (): Tom Robbins: Books. The whooping crane rustlers are girls. Young girls. Cowgirls, as a matter of fact, all “bursting with dimples and hormones”—and the FBI. “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” is a Whole Earth narrative, a laid back Tom Robbins is one of our best practioners of high foolishness. □.

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Edit Storyline Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the U. Follow Sissy’s amazing odyssey from Virginia to chic Manhattan to the Dakota Badlands, where FBI agents, cowgirls, and ecstatic whooping cranes explode in a deliciously drawn-out climax Life’s too short for annoying books.

Many people won’t find this review helpful. She is also conflicted over her relationships with Jelly Bean and the Chink. Parts of this book are poetry.

Tom Robbins is a damn good writer, and he knows it. I couldn’t finish it, and I can’t remember the last book I could say that about. Bluws Cowgirls Get the Blues First edition hardcover. Hankshaw Ken Kesey as Mr. I felt so cheated at the end. Fans of style over substance.

Have fun reading it for yourself, though. Its worth reading- its entertaining at least. Her travels eventually take her to New York, where she becomes a model for a homosexual feminine hygiene products mogul, known as The Countess, a few years later, he introduces her to his “beauty ranch” the Rubber Rose Ranch. Properties of the road, such as color, texture, and shape, are depicted as in harmony with properties of natural countryside.


Uma Thurman stars as Sissy Hankshaw, who somehow is a professional hitch-hiker remember the book is set in the 60’s; the movie makes no attempt to let us know exactly what time period this is supposed yom be who manages to get easy rides by sticking out her bulging, grossly large thumb. I believe in nothing; everything is sacred.

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Super enjoyable read, as long as you can tolerate none of it making any sense. It’d be eight if River Phoenix ‘s cameo was confirmed.

Open Preview See a Problem? I think Tom Robbins is a chump. Here was this guy telling me how to do anything I wanted and have fun, have a laugh even.

I would love to see what he cut out. A little article entitled “Literary Fame,” appearing in the Buffalo Courier and reprinted in the November 12, rom, New York Timesspeaks of fleeting fame, specifically Herman Melville’s, and how easily one can slip from favor.

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

The cowgirls end up in a showdown with government evsn because the cranes won’t leave the ranch and the cowgirls refuse to allow the men on the ranch to take the cranes. I think the conservatives who are afraid of something they can’t understand are doing us less of a disservice than people who trivialize same sex relationships in this way. View all 9 comments. On one such occasion, the Countess sets her up with geet old friend, Julian Gitchewhom Sissy eventually marries.

View all 38 comments. Just as no man is an island, no beach is totally “owned” by someone.

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Chapters 43 pg – Fuck you Tom Robbins! A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them. Camera movements of landscape shots: Repeatedly reading this male fantasy of a woman’s sexuality grossed me out. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I hated this book. Robbins paints a slew of eccentric characters—the main girl, Sissy Hankshaw, who hitchhikes around with giant thumbs; the Countess, a gay tycoon who has his own line of feminine hygiene products; the happily misnomered Chink, who would rather throw rocks at people than give them the enlightenment they think he has to offer; a Tom Robbins is a pure stylist.

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Seeing her go on to be desired and successful in life and love, I knew I wanted to be just like her. The soundtrack was sung entirely by k. Sissy makes the most of her thumbs by becoming a hitchhiker. If however, the book begins to bug you and you cant figure out why and yet you cannot put it down However, the object of his unrequited affection doesn’t even speak any English and finds Walt really Chapters pg A lot of what Robbins has to say about the poor whites of South Richmond is the smug posturing of a patronizing liberal, mixed with the self-loathing of a cracker who rose too fast and has to keep assuring his Manhattan friends he’s really one of them.