By Tom Robbins
"SKINNY LEGS AND ALL:
An Arab and a Jew open a restaurant jointly around the road from the United Nations....
It seems like the start of an ethnic funny story, yet it's the axis round which spins this gutsy, fun-loving, and alarmingly provocative novel, during which a bean can philosophizes, a dessert spoon mystifies, a tender waitress takes at the long island paintings global, and a rowdy redneck welder discovers the misplaced god of Palestine--while the illusions that vague humanity's view of the real universe fall away, one after the other, like Salome's veils.
Skinny Legs and All offers with today's so much delicate matters: race, politics, marriage, artwork, faith, cash, and lust. It weaves lyrically via what a few name the ""end days"" of our planet. Refusing to avoid its gaze from the horrors of the apocalypse, it additionally refuses to permit the alleged finish of the realm damage its mood. And its temper is defiantly upbeat.
In the gloriously artistic Tom Robbins type, listed here are characters, words, tales, and ideas that dance jointly at the web page, wild and horny, like Salome herself. Or used to be it Jezebel?
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He stood and glared toward his sleeping haven. A silhouette of a hand brushed along the silk. Angry with the intrusion and the defiance, he strode to the bedside and pulled the draping away, “I will have you flogged—” He stopped short when he found it empty. A strange garbled whisper echoed behind him, and he swung around with a summoned dagger now in his hand. The King could sense a presence of someone in the room. A chill encompassed his exposed chest and arms. ” he called. 41 Instantly, two men in black armor with red painted shoulders burst through the double doors.
Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins