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"Jitterbug Perfume has a large and exotic cast of characters, all of whom are interested in immortality and/or perfume... Go see for yourself; you'll have a good time."—Washington Post
“Robbins again celebrates the joy of individual expression and self-reliance. He lays before us the time honored warts and hairs of the world’s philosophies—problems with religion, war, politics, family, marriage and sex—and leaves no twist or turn unstoned. —Saturday Review
"Jitterbug Perfume is an epic. which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn't conclude until nine o'clock tonight [Paris time]. It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle. The bottle is blue, very, very old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god. If the liquid in the bottle is actually is the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon becaused it is leaking and there is only a drop of two left.
"Jitterbug Perfume has a large and exotic cast of characters, all of whom are interested in immortality and/or perfume... Go see for yourself; you'll have a good time."--The Washington PostSee all Product Description
Excellent writing. Interesting and unusual story. You'll have no idea where its going but enjoy getting there. Read morePublished 21 months ago by QuirkyGirl
I read and loved so many of Tom Robbins' books but Jitterbug Perfume didn't grab me like the others. Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2012 by David Sabine
I read this book over 10 years ago. It was the first Robbins book I had ever read, and indeed it is like nothing else I've ever experienced. Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2005 by Sandra
Robbins gift for metaphor is undeniable, his talent for onomatopeia unmatched, and his ability to discover wonder in the mundane is an extraordinary gift. Read morePublished on March 26 2005 by J. Densmore
one of the best books of the century. anyone able to read should read jitterbug perfume before they die. t'is a piece of heaven, an orgasmic thrill cloaked with words!Published on Aug. 21 2004 by carmellimorgaine
The canvas that Robbins chooses to work with is sprawling and vast, reminding me of some of T.C. Boyle's novels or perhaps those of Jackson McCrae (Bark of the Dogwood). Read morePublished on July 23 2004
If you have a keen sense of smell, you'll really appreciate this tale as it follows the trail of a bottle of jasmine-scented perfume down through the ages... Read morePublished on July 1 2004 by Zeeshan Hasan
I thought that this book was a wonderful 'weekend at the lake; kind of book. Tom Robbin's writing is funny and filled with nuances that are rare in these these type of books. Read morePublished on June 22 2004 by "viric_celestius"
One star because I finished the book. Perhaps I am lucky to have read good fiction? This book is rubbish. The language use and style are terrible. Read morePublished on May 26 2004 by Cordell G. Weir