Tom Robbins, now in his eighties, is a special case among authors. Based on this recent book, it seems he has always been a little different. Want to know my opinion, truthfully? Tom Robbins is a nut. Isn’t that why we like him? He gets away with murder. Crazy people do. Robbins’ new book covers a lifetime of unconventional antics. It is ever so confessional, and pretty darn funny. As his writing is known to shed special light on the culture it reflects, and Robbins has lived in a wide range of them, the results are often hilarious. Not to be missed are stories about when the circus comes to town in Warsaw, Virginia, and bohemian artist episodes in Richmond’s “Fan district”. Robbins can be as long-winded as any story teller, but what he reveals about his life and craft as a writer is worth navigating his prose to find out. What Robbins reveals about his work and habits makes this a definite recommendation for creative writers. Tibetan Peach Pie is entertaining, in general, and occasionally enlightening.
--Rosemary Szczygiel, Hilliard Branch Library
Find Tibetan Peach Pie in the Nassau County Public Library System catalog.