By Tom Robbins
What if the second one Coming didn’t really come off as marketed? What if “the Corpse” on demonstrate in that funky roadside zoo is actually who they are saying it is—what does that portend for the long run f western civilization? And what if a tender clairvoyant named Amanda reestablishes the flea circus as well known leisure and fertility worship because the vital spiritual type of our high-tech age? Another Roadside Attraction solutions these questions and much more. It let us know, for instance, what the sixties have been really all approximately, now not by means of reporting at the psychedelic decade yet by way of recreating it, from the interior out. within the approach, this stunningly unique seriocomic mystery is absolutely in a position to at the same time consuming a literary scorching puppy and eroding the borders of the brain.
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Written under his own name, this long and languid prose text was presented in a literary magazine as an excerpt 舖from The Book of Disquiet, in preparation舗. Pessoa worked on this book for the rest of his life, but the more he 舖prepared舗 it, the more unfinished it became. Unfinished and unfinishable. Without a plot or plan to follow, but as disquiet as a literary work can be, it kept growing even as its borders became ever more indefinite and its existence as a book ever less viable 舑 like the existence of Fernando Pessoa as a citizen in this world.
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Another Roadside Attraction by Tom Robbins