Book Review: 'Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas' In his sixth novel, Robbins tackles extraterrestrials, a Filipina stockbroker, a jewel-stealing monkey, and the secret of webbed toes, throwing in the Dog Star Sirius… Fiction
Book Review

Book Review: 'Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas'

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Details Writer: Tom Robbins; Genre: Fiction

In his sixth novel, Robbins tackles extraterrestrials, a Filipina stockbroker, a jewel-stealing monkey, and the secret of webbed toes, throwing in the Dog Star Sirius for good measure — and scores. No one could ever accuse this guy of being boring or bored: He seems to have the busiest, most playful mind in the universe, creating phrases and images that jump off the page and grab you by the shoulders. Robbins offers sweeping scopes of this island Earth and the people on it, but he does so with such an intensive scrutiny of the oddest, the most minute details that he both exhilarates and exhausts, taking you on the ride of your life. Turn off the television, unplug the telephone, curl up in bed (with or without pajamas), and consider this book an interactive experience that requires neither a CD-ROM nor a modem. A

Originally posted Oct 21, 1994 Published in issue #245 Oct 21, 1994 Order article reprints