Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates

By Tom Robbins
Binding:Paperback
Publisher:Bantam, (5/29/2001)
Language:English



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Switters is a contradiction for all seasons: an anarchist who works for the government; a pacifist who carries a gun; a vegetarian who sops up ham gravy; a cyberwhiz who hates computers; a man who, though obsessed with the preservation of innocence, is aching to deflower his high-school-age stepsister (only to become equally enamored of a nun ten years his senior).

Yet there is nothing remotely wishy-washy about Switters. He doesn't merely pack a pistol. He is a pistol. And as we dog Switters's strangely elevated heels across four continents, in and out of love and danger, discovering in the process the "true" Third Secret of Fatima, we experience Tom Robbins -- that fearless storyteller, spiritual renegade, and verbal break dancer -- at the top of his game.

On one level this is a fast-paced CIA adventure story with comic overtones; on another it's a serious novel of ideas that brings the Big Picture into unexpected focus; but perhaps more than anything else, Fierce Invalids is a sexy celebration of language and life.
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Nick's thoughts on "Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates"
updated on:2/2/2009

I love Tom Robbins and this was one of my favorites! I just love his streams of thoughts and the random profound ones thrown in there as you go that have a way of smacking your thoughts every which way and leaving you just saying "whoa!" One of my favorite quotes from this one is, " I've reminded you that you and me - you and I: excuse me - may be every bit as important as the President or the pope or the biggest prime-time icon in Hollywood, but that none of us is much more than a pimple on the ass-end of creation, so let's not get carried away with ourselves.... Self-esteem is for sissies. Accept that you're a pimple and try to keep a lively sense of humor about it. That way lies grace - and maybe even glory."

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"Fierce Invalids Home from Hot Climates"
By Tom Robbins

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