Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

Ponder my all time favourite first line of a novel…..

” The naked parrot looked like a human fetus spliced onto a Kosher chicken”

Tom Robbins – Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates.

Image from – Surprisingly Naked Animals

11 thoughts on “Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates

  1. Aiiiiiiiiii…..

    it may be a great first line.

    But having considered an African Gray as a pet and having learned about how frustrated Grays will feather pluck until they look like this I can’t look at that without feeling pain for the critter. Makes me hurt.

    • I know, it hurts to look at the poor creature. That said – Tom Robbins kicks ass! Suspend belief, chuck correctness, prepare yourself, loosen your belt and plunge head first into the mind of Robbins. He’s bat shit crazy – one of the best writers of our time.(Call me crazy but we all need a ride on “this is so wrong, yet feels so right” Hugs 🙂

      • I’ve read a lot of Tom Robbins — I agree about his writing, but sometimes I get hung up by the visuals… 🙂

        Stay warm and have fun!

      • I think my favourite was Another Roadside Attraction. But I kind of forgot about Fierce Invalids as it was the first I read. I hope it still seems as wonderful now, I have a nasty habit of reading books I used to love and feeling really disappointed … inconsistency in everything!

      • I read Roadside Attraction first and was hooked. Jitterbug Perfume is bat shit crazy; if you haven’t read it – please pick it up. Plot line – perfume made from beets (yes the vegetable) and that’s all I’m going to say :)Fierce Invalids – has my alltime best opening line for a novel, but honestly liked some of his other books better. The man is a genius. SO happy to have found a another Robbins fan. You go up many bars in my estimation 🙂 Not everyone gets him. Happy reading.

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