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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2006

    A classic

    Read this book decades ago in college. Reread it again lately and it still holds up. The characters are real and some of the best Robbins has ever created. If you enjoyed his 'Still Life with Woodpecker' or some of Jackson McCrae's books ('Katzenjammer'), the you'll fall for COWGIRLS as well. Really funny material: wry, cynical, humorous, heart-felt, and well done. A must for EVERYONE'S bookshelf!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2005

    'Ha ha ho ho and hee hee'

    Having just reread ECGTB after about 25 years, I agree with some of its fans and detractors that the narrative does get stuck in gear in several spots that get very pondersome and pedantic. Even so, this is still the classic countercultural novel of the 1970s with a rich fabric of comical characters and zany plot twists. The opening dedication to the amoeba lured me in again. Two giant thumbs way up! To quote the story's hermit sage: 'Ha ha ho ho and hee hee!'

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2008

    Fantastic and weird

    I read this book for the first time so many years ago that I'm embarassed to say just how many. But recently I reread it and loved it even more than the first time, if you can believe that! I hear a movie has been made of it, but I haven't seen it. Loved the book though.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    I don't get it

    Maybe it's because I'm too young to have caught the free love and mind opening counterculture, but this book didn't do much for me. I loved the twisted, manic heights of Frog Pajamas, but this was just not very clever. It was weird, but not funny, and just seemed stuck in a rut.

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  • Posted May 23, 2012

    Classic. Weirdly sexy. Unique story. Strong heroine. Quirky char

    Classic. Weirdly sexy. Unique story. Strong heroine. Quirky characters that you can't help but love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Love this book!

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

    I had read the book years ago and this time I was slightly disappointed. It didn't hold up over time. I loved the characters Robbins created, but the plot was kind of thin, and it was difficult at times to follow the action, or exactly waht was happening. It was still very funny in places. Overall it was worth a second read, but I don't know if my standards have changed over the years or I'm liking different kinds of books.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2007

    my favorite book in the whole wide world!

    I LOVE this story! It is bizarre and beautiful, with characters totally unlike any others in literature. I've read it numerous times over the last ten years, and it never loses the shine it had the first time around!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2005

    Hmm

    I gave this book 4 stars for being a hit above other books but for a Tom Robbins novel I was slightly dissapointed. Not my favorite by TR but still a truly unique and fascinating ride.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2000

    ...And I really like Tom Robbins

    Well, I finished the book. I am a loyal Tom Robbins reader, but this one was tough to get through. If you are OK with excessive repetition then you'll be OK with this book. To me, it just got stuck - the story took on shape, but not a whole lot of meaning. But, if it's the story you seek, read the book and DON'T see the movie.

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