Very interesting perspective on life from inanimate objects. It makes you almost have feelings for everyday objects. It's a fun read that can teach you to see life in a very different and surprising way.
My first Robbins' book. I read it a few days before my very first university exam, and I remember my roommate telling me I'd rather put that book down and go back to studying history. But, if you have ever read one of Tom Robbins' novels, well you perfectly know it's almost impossible to put them down.
I had never read such a strange plot before, nor I had met talking teaspoons, cans of beans or dirty socks... What hit me at the time was how cultured Robbins is and how casually he dropped pieces of information about the Bible, religion, the middle-eastern conflict and whatever was related to the topic. All this using what I learnt to know as his typical humour.
It was the best book I read that year, and made me an absolute Robbins fan. I'm slowly reading all Robbins books, but I want them to last as long as possible, so I never read more than 2 in a year...